President Donald Trump said that Fox News has the “phoniest polls” on Monday as the 2020 election draws near.
Trump’s comment came shortly after his campaign’s communications director Tim Murtaugh called the network’s recent polling “notoriously bad.” Murtaugh added that the campaign has “always discounted Fox News’ polls” during a Sunday segment with Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner.
The president echoed this rhetoric Monday and accused Fox’s polls of being phony. Trump added that someone at the network does not like him, according to CBS News White House correspondent Kathryn Watson. (RELATED: Here’s What Police Are Doing Ahead Of Possible Election Unrest)
Trump calls Fox polls the “phoniest polls.” Says someone at Fox doesn’t like him.
— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) November 2, 2020
Trump has repeatedly made comments regarding Fox News’ polling, tweeting in 2019 that they “have always been terrible to me.” He also tweeted in May 2020 that the network “should fire their Fake Pollster.”
“Hope Roger A is looking down and watching what has happened to this once beautiful creation!” Trump added at the time.
Fox News’ recent polling indicates that Trump is trailing Biden. While Biden’s lead is narrowing slightly, according to the polling, Trump is still behind in many categories – including white men and rural voters when compared to the 2016 turnout, Faulker noted Sunday.