Ronna McDaniel downplayed the importance of polls on "Outnumbered Overtime" Monday, before pointing to a blast from the 2016 past in an attempt to prove her point.
"It's way too early to be looking at polls," she said. "Scott Walker was leading heading into 2016 ... Scott Walker was the big one to beat.
"It was Jeb and then it was Scott Walker."
Walker was viewed as the favorite among the party's more conservative base, while he trailed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee among all Republicans in a June 2015 Reuters/Ipsos poll.
Flash forward to the 2020 race, where the latest Fox News Poll shows five Democratic contenders leading Trump in potential head-to-head contests.
Candidates besting Trump in that survey include former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
McDaniel claimed those candidates' standings will fluctuate as the campaign season continues.
"People come and go and they fade," she said.
"Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are going to have these candidates try and contrast with them to make up some ground."
McDaniel pointed to Warren as evidence the Democratic field's standings are ever-changing.
"I think Elizabeth Warren is taking some of Bernie's steam away," the former Michigan GOP chairwoman claimed.
"I think she's articulating his message, she's putting plans forward. She's definitely rising."