Rand Paul: "Days Of The Pollsters Being Accurate Are Gone"


2016 candidate Rand Paul explains why he thinks the polls are wrong on FNC's 'The Kelly File' and MSNBC's 'Morning Joe.'

JOE SCARBOROUGH, MSNBC: Senator, if there is a surprise tonight as far as somebody doing much better, I think it's you. I think -- You've talked about it, your supporters don't seem to be as represented in the polls as others.

SEN. RAND PAUL (R-KY), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: One of the interesting thing is when you look at the polls, sometimes there is nobody under 30 in the poll, often there are very few people under 40 in the poll, but typically in the caucus about a third of the voters in the caucus are under 40 and yet they are not showing up in any of the polls.

SCARBOROUGH: You had an event last night, 1,500 people at it.

PAUL: 1,500 people at the University of Iowa, great raucous crowd, I mean, a lot of enthusiasm. We have 100 young men and women every day for the last three or four weeks making phone calls. They have made a million phone calls in Iowa.

STEVE RATTNER, MSNBC ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTOR: So how do you think you will come out of this? You're not expecting to win, I assume, but where do you think you'll get --

PAUL: I don't know, why not! I have never lost a race. I've never lost a race before.

RATTNER: But you talked about the polls, but "The Des Moines Register" poll hasn't been wrong since, when, 1988 or something like that?

PAUL: There's always a first.

I think the polls are becoming increasingly erratic, all of them, because it's much more difficult to get people on the phone, even the pollsters will tell you this, it's hard to find people on the phone, it's hard to find young people, it's hard to get the spread that you need for the demographic. So I think the polls are way off.

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