Donald Trump on Monday blasted a new CNN poll showing him trailing presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden by 14 points in the race for the White House, saying that the network’s polling is “as Fake as their Reporting.”
“CNN Polls are as Fake as their Reporting,” the president tweeted. “Same numbers, and worse, against Crooked Hillary. The Dems would destroy America!”
The tweet came less than an hour after CNN released a poll showing Biden gaining the support of 55 percent of registered voters surveyed, with Trump trailing by 14 points at 41 percent.
While polls are not always predictive of final election results, a growing number of polls released in recent weeks suggest that Trump’s national support continues to dwindle as his administration fumbled the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, economic turbulence and widespread protests over racial injustice and police brutality.
Here’s Trump’s tweet:
CNN Polls are as Fake as their Reporting. Same numbers, and worse, against Crooked Hillary. The Dems would destroy America!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 8, 2020