Donald Trump has seen terrible numbers from nearly every respected polling agency in the country. The reflexive reaction for both Trump and his administration is to call any poll where he’s down “fake.” They often point to the 2016 numbers to sell their point. But studies of the 2016 numbers have shown them to be mostly accurate.
Like most other agencies, Fox News has published a number of surveys where Trump is being soundly defeated in both national and state races. Trump’s Campaign Press Secretary, Hogan Gidley, appeared on Fox & Friends Friday morning to complain about the Fox polls. He was quickly rebutted, though, by host Brian Kilmeade.
When asked about Trump’s terrible numbers, Gidley responded, “You touched on some polls. Most of those are fake. They oversample Democrats.”
Host Kilmeade countered, “I know the people that do the polls. They don’t do it fake — they do a really good job. They might not be accurate in the end, I don’t know.”
Gidley took aim at the Fox polls, “Well the people are great. Doesn’t accuracy determine how great it is?” Kilmeade shot back, “I’m not saying they’re Nostradamus. But I am just saying they’re math, and they’re professionals. So don’t call the Fox News pollsters fake.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of Fox News:
On Fox & Friends, Trump campaign press secretary Hogan Gidley calls Fox News polling "fake," and Brian Kilmeade tells him "don't call the Fox News pollsters fake." pic.twitter.com/kV6xS1keEK
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