Donald Trump loves Fox News. It is said that any time he makes a speech or decision, he immediately turns to the network to see what they say about him. He also gives the network special access. He recently told the hosts of Fox and Friends that he plans on calling in every Monday morning until the election.
What the president doesn’t like, though, is when his network is mean to him. Most of this has to do with Chris Wallace, but it also has to do with the network’s polling apparatus. After another slate of terrible Fox News polls for Trump, he lashed out at the network calling them inaccurate.
Yesterday, Fox released polls that showed Trump down by 11% in Nevada and 7% in Pennsylvania. These two numbers weren’t out of line compared to other services. But the number that really dropped jaws was Trump being down by 5% in Ohio. If Trump were to lose the state of Ohio, he’d have a really tough path to victory.
With that in mind, the president took to Twitter to blast the poll. He wrote, “One of the worst polls in 2016 was the Fox News 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%.”
Trump may not have seen the most recent Rasmussen poll either. The right-leaning service showed the president down to Biden in Ohio by 4% earlier this month.
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.