Trump reopens feud with Fox News over its polls as they put him behind in Michigan, ahead in Ohio and ‘inside margin of error’ in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin
- President Donald Trump renewed his feud with Fox News’ polls after they showed him trailing Democratic rival Joe Biden in a few key battleground states
- Latest round of polling showed Trump leading in Ohio but trailing Biden closely in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin while losing big in Michigan
- Trump claimed he was winning all those states
- But the RealClearPolitics polling average shows him losing in them
- Trump has increased his attacks on the media in run up to election
President Donald Trump renewed his feud with Fox News’ polls after they showed him trailing Democratic rival Joe Biden in a few key battleground states.
The latest round of polling from Fox showed President Trump leading in Ohio but trailing Biden closely in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin while losing big in Michigan.
All states are crucial toward the 270 electoral votes a candidate needs to win the White House.
Biden leads by 12 points in Michigan (52-40 per cent), 5 points in Pennsylvania (50-45 per cent), and 5 points in Wisconsin (49-44 per cent). Trump is up in Ohio by 3 points (48-45 per cent), according to the latest Fox News polls.
The president took to Twitter to express his fury at the numbers, blasting them as ‘fake’ and claiming he leads in all those states.
‘[email protected] Polls are totally FAKE, just like they were in 2016. I am leading in all of the states mentioned, which you will soon see. I thought Fox was getting rid of its pollster. Sadly, it never happened!,’ he wrote.
And Trump doesn’t lead in all those states. He trails Biden in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan in the RealClearPolitics average of polls of those states.
Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin had been carried by Democrats in presidential elections for a quarter century before Trump won in the 2016 election.
President Donald Trump renewed his feud with Fox News’ polls after they showed him trailing Democratic rival Joe Biden in a few key battleground states
Fox News, like polling from other news organizations, has shown the president trailing Biden in most key states and in national polling.
The network, like other networks, also showed Hillary Clinton leading Trump in its polling in the run up to the 2016 election.
The president has lashed out at Fox News before – for both its polling and its coverage of him.
He frequently mentions the 2016 polls.
Trump, a frequent watcher of Fox and regular guest on ‘Fox & Friends’ and Sean Hannity’s program, criticized Chris Wallace after the first debate. The president accused Wallace, the host of ‘Fox News Sunday,’ of trying to help Biden. Trump, in violation of the debate rules, kept interrupting Biden’s responses and Wallace repeatedly asked the president to let Biden finish speaking.
The president has ramped up his attacks on the media as the country heads toward Election Day. He routinely blasts the ‘fake news’ but he’s increased his attacks in the past few weeks as he threatens to question the outcome of the election should Biden win.
At his rally in North Carolina on Wednesday night, Trump railed against ‘fake news CNN’ and ‘MSDNC’ – which is his moniker for MSNBC, combining its name with the initials of the Democratic National Committee.
He’s also complained he gets asked tougher question then Biden by members of the media.
And he’s argued that debate moderators – Fox News’ Chris Wallace and NBC’s Kristen Welker – are ‘unfair’ and will help Biden.