Rand Paul: Trump will be 'wiped out,' polls aren't accurate
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Republican presidential candidate Rand PaulRand PaulGOP leader tempers ObamaCare expectations Senate gears up for fight on Trump's 0B Saudi Arabia arms sale Paul: 0B Saudi arms deal ‘a travesty’ MORE (Ky.) on Sunday said it’s “deeply disturbing” that Donald TrumpDonald TrumpNorth Korea says it will develop more powerful weapons after latest test: report GOP senator declines to say whether Trump is an 'adult' Nunes: Dems focusing on Russia probes to justify Clinton’s loss MORE is still the race’s front-runner and predicted his rival would be “wiped out in a general election.”

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Paul said Trump is not for limited government or balanced budgets and instead has favored eminent domain law to seize property for real estate projects.

“Most of Donald Trump is nothing more than sort of bits of populism but no consistent conservative philosophy,” he said on CNN's "State of the Union."

Paul, who was in danger of being cut from the main stage of the last Republican debate because of low poll numbers, questioned the accuracy of public surveys.

“We’ve all let the polls consume us too much. I don’t think the polls are very accurate,” he said, noting that the polls were off by 13 points a week before the recent Kentucky gubernatorial race.

He said Trump is performing well in the polls because he’s getting a disproportionate amount of media coverage and many respondents who say they’ll vote for him aren’t likely to turn out on primary day.

Paul is polling nationally at 2.4 percent in an average of recent polls compiled by RealClearPolitics. Trump has 34 percent support nationally.