David Plouffe: 100 Percent Chance That Clinton Wins Election

September 26, 2016

Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign manager, David Plouffe, said Monday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe there is a 100 percent chance that Hillary Clinton will win the election in November.

Bloomberg’s John Heilemann asked Plouffe about an earlier statement he had made after Trump secured the Republican nomination.

"You said over the summer at a Bloomberg event at the Republican convention that you thought Hillary Clinton had a 100 percent chance of winning the election," Heinemann asked Plouffe. "100 percent chance. Do you still think she has a 100 percent chance of winning the election?"

"I do. I know it sounds crazy, but getting close doesn’t matter in a presidential election," Plouffe responded.

Heilemann’s question came as polls show the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tightening leading up to Monday night’s first presidential debate.

Plouffe acknowledged that Trump could win key battleground states such as Ohio and Iowa that Obama won in 2012, but added that would not put him over the edge. He referenced demographic advantages and the Clinton campaign’s get out the vote strategy as to why he believes Clinton will win.

Clinton and Trump will debate for the first time on Monday night in what is anticipated to be the most watched debate of all time.