Donald Trump is struggling in the polls as Democrat rival Joe Biden has gained a narrow lead in recent weeks. The latest polls by IBD/TIPP give the Democrat a three-point lead, while a SurveyUSA poll predicts a much stronger 10-point advantage. But all of this could still change on November 3 when millions of Americans head out to cast their ballot.
He has now predicted another four years in the White House are on the table, thanks in no small part to Mr Trump’s recent COVID-19 scare.
In a video published earlier this month, Mr Parker said: “This will be quite an important card for Trump actually because he will get a lot more public sympathy through this virus.
“I mean, Boris Johnson did and for a short time became extraordinarily popular because he was seen as like the warrior, in a way, because he fought through it all. His popularity is sliding much more now.
“But I think Trump will get a big boost in the polls about this.
“It makes you wonder doesn’t it, couldn’t this have been contrived actually, because it’s exactly what he needs in this situation where he has been moving down in the polls.
“But like I said, I have always felt that Trump would become the President for his second term.”
Mr Hamilton-Parker also argued President Trump’s tenacity would allow him to pull through the coronavirus, better than most people would fare.
He added: “We might see another side of Trump that we did not see before.
“This man wants to make deals, this man wants to win all the time, this man will not let anything beat him.
“He’s probably made a pact with God, maybe the Devil, but he’s made a pact somehow with his destiny, in which he’s going to come through.
“Donald Trump is a man of destiny, he’s determined to get through this, he will get through it much better than most of us would fare.
“He has a tremendous amount of energy and determination behind him.”
However, with just 13 days left to go until election day, it remains to be seen whether the polls or Mr Hamilton-Parker will be proven right.
In 2016, the polls were proven wrong and similar margins are being seen this year.
Charles Franklin, director of Wisconsin’s Marquette University Law School poll, said: “Errors can occur. It’s a very good lesson to us all not to exaggerate the accuracy of polling.”
But some polling experts believe this year could be different.
According to Ashley Kirzinger, associate director of public opinion and survey research at the Kaiser Family Foundation, researchers now consider a much wider array of factors that were ignored or looked over four years ago.
These are factors such as turnout, education and last-minute voters, which are being incorporated to generate more accurate polling predictions.
All of these factors could have proven decisive in the upset that was the 2016 election.
Ms Kirzinger said: “There’s a lot of incredibly smart people trying to do this right. Nobody wants to get this wrong.”