Obama: “If the Election Were Held Today, We Would Win”

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Barack Obama told supporters at another top-dollar fundraiser last night that if the election were held today he would win.
The Politico reported:

With 99 days until Election Day, President Obama is confident he’s in a winning position.

“If the election were held today, I think it would be close, but I think we’d win,” he said at a Monday night fundraiser here. ” And we now have 99 days left. If I can say that every day for the next 99 days, then we’ll be able to embark on the next phase of this journey.”

Obama acknowledged that there are plenty of “negative” and “contrast” ads coming from his campaign, but “when people start saying how terrible it is, I just have to remind them — take a look at what Jefferson and Adams had to say. Democracy’s always been pretty rough and pretty messy.”

“I’m confident that we are running a good campaign” and will continue to do so, but Democrats are “being outspent substantially,” he told 60 donors, who gave $40,000 each. Though Obama said he doesn’t anticipate being able to match them dollar-for-dollar, “we’re going to have to continue to compete … make sure that we can get our message out effectively.”

The president told Abner Mikva’s joke that having a friend in politics is like having a kid in college.

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