President Donald Trump is none too pleased with a recent Fox News poll that suggests a rather significant shift in likely voters in two critical battleground states in the coming 2020 general election.
Released late Thursday evening, the polls show former Vice President Joe Biden holds a seven-point lead in Pennsylvania, and a stunning five-point lead in Ohio, both of which states went for Trump in his winning bid in 2016. Given the current electoral landscape, Trump will find it very difficult to get reelected if he cannot hold Ohio and Pennsylvania.
So what has Trump done? He has dismissed what he clearly sees as the unkind pollsters behind the polls, blaming them for being “so ridiculously wrong” in 2016 and calling them out for oversampling Democrats “to a point that a child could see what is going on.”
One of the worst polls in 2016 was the @FoxNews Poll. They were so ridiculously wrong. Fox said they were going to change pollsters, but they didn’t. They totally over sample Democrats to a point that a child could see what is going on. Rasmussen, which was accurate, at 52%.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 25, 2020