Elections

CNN Host Spins Clinton’s Sagging Poll Numbers [VIDEO]

Christian Datoc Audience Development Manager

The latest CNN poll gives Donald Trump a two-point lead over Hillary Clinton, yet CNN “Newsroom” host Carol Costello spent Tuesday morning rationalizing and questioning the results.

“I want to delve deeper into this poll,” Costello posed to Suffolk University’s David Paleologos. “Because there are so many contradictions in this poll. For example, foreign policy. Mr. Trump has a six-point lead over Clinton when it comes to who would better handle terrorism. On the other hand, Mrs. Clinton has a 16 point lead on the topic of foreign policy, so how do you reconcile that? … Foreign policy is different than fighting ISIS?” (RELATED: CNN Poll Gives Trump Slight Edge Over Clinton)

Carol Costello attends the 2015 Moves Power Forum at the Red Door Spa on April 14, 2015 in New York City (Getty Images)

Carol Costello attends the 2015 Moves Power Forum at the Red Door Spa on April 14, 2015 in New York City (Getty Images)

“Here’s another contradiction,” she then told polling expert Jason Johnson. “When asked who was the stronger leader, registered voters picked Trump 50 to 42 percent, but Clinton comes out on top by a five-point margin when asked who was better able to handle the responsibilities as commander in chief. Why is that?”

Costello closed by trying to “put this poll into perspective.”

“It seems to me that Clinton did not lose support to Donald Trump,” she explained. “Trump gained support.”

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