Bush Campaign Exec Says All Bets Are Off for 2020 Forecasts: ‘Nobody Knows Anything’

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All bets are off when it comes to predicting whether President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden will prevail in the 2020 presidential election, according to a former top campaign official for President George W. Bush.

“All the data — and every model and prediction based on them — are overshadowed by unusual factors that create enormous uncertainty,” Mike Shannon, who worked as a pollster for the Bush White House and oversaw media purchases for Bush’s 2004 presidential campaign, wrote in a Wednesday op-ed for The Washington Post.

“First, we’ve had no real general election campaign yet. Most of the season has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic,” he added. “Trump has had
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