President Trump on Monday slammed Fox News Channel for reporting poll numbers that show him trailing Democratic candidates in a number of key swing states.
The president tweeted: ‘@FoxNews Polls are always bad for me.
‘They were against Crooked Hillary also. Something weird going on at Fox. Our polls show us leading in all 17 Swing States.
‘For the record, I didn’t spend 30 hours with @abcnews, but rather a tiny fraction of that.
‘More Fake News @BretBaier.’
President Trump (left) slammed Bret Baier (right) of Fox News for a ‘fake news’ report about sagging poll numbers
The president tweeted: ‘@FoxNews Polls are always bad for me. They were against Crooked Hillary also. Something weird going on at Fox. Our polls show us leading in all 17 Swing States’
The president was likely reacting to Bret Baier’s nightly Special Report newscast.
The program on Monday featured a segment about the 2020 presidential campaign.
The news report repeated information that has been reported by other news outlets citing polling data that shows Trump trailing if the election were held today.
One Fox News poll showed Biden leading Trump 49 per cent to 39 per cent in a survey of 1,001 registered voters.
Polling by Fox News also shows Trump trailing other Democratic contenders, including Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Senator Kamala Harris of California, and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Another Fox News poll showed 50 per cent of respondents favor impeaching Trump.
DailyMail.com has reached out to the Fox News Channel for comment.
A Fox News poll shows Trump trailing every leading Democratic contender, including Pete Buttigieg
The president also referenced in his tweet the Sunday night ABC News show in which he was interviewed by George Stephanopoulos.
The program, which was titled President Trump: 30 Hours, gave Stephanopoulos a behind-the-scenes, all access look at the Trump presidency.
During the interview, Trump got testy with Stephanopoulos after the Good Morning America host also mentioned the president’s sagging poll numbers.
Trump says polls showing him trailing Biden in key swing states are ‘fake’ and ‘phony.’
During an interview which aired on Sunday, Trump got testy with George Stephanopoulos (right) after the Good Morning America host also mentioned the president’s sagging poll numbers
‘We’ve gotten great poll numbers recently,’ the president said. ‘Tremendous poll numbers.’
Trump claimed that internal polling done for his campaign shows him ‘winning everywhere.’
When Stephanopoulos asked Trump about recent reports of internal polling data commissioned by the president’s campaign showing Biden ahead in key states, the president replied: ‘Those polls don’t exist.’
Trump said: ‘Nobody showed you those polls because those polls don’t exist, George.
‘Those polls don’t exist. I’m losing in 15 out of 17 states? Those polls don’t exist.
‘I just was given a meeting with my pollster who I frankly don’t even believe in pollsters if you want to know the truth, you just run a campaign and whatever it is, it is, but I just had a meeting with somebody that’s a pollster and I’m winning everywhere, so I don’t know what you’re talking about.’
Despite Trump’s comments, the president reportedly plans to fire his own pollsters after it was revealed he’s trailing Biden in polls.
Further information obtained by NBC News showed the Republican leader fell short in 11 states in a March poll from his re-election campaign.
The news station reports that Trump believes his own campaign workers were behind the leak.
Polling data commissioned by the Trump campaign reportedly shows him trailing Biden in Virginia by 17 points, Minnesota by 14 points, Maine by 15 points and in Michigan by 13 points
In Iowa, Trump was behind by 7 points, North Carolina 8 points and Ohio by 1 point. He had carried the three states during his 2016 election campaign
In Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Florida, Biden’s 10-13 point leads fall outside margins of error
A source close to his re-election campaign didn’t elaborate on who exactly they were cutting ties with.
Trump’s pollsters found that between March 13 and March 28, the president trailed in Virginia by 17 points, Minnesota by 14 points, Maine by 15 points and in Michigan by 13 points.
It was noted that in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Florida, Biden’s 10-13 point leads fall outside of the margins of error.
In Iowa, Trump was behind by 7 points, North Carolina 8 points and Ohio by 1 point.
He had carried the three states during his 2016 election campaign.
Biden was up by six points in Georgia.
In Texas, Trump only had the lead by two points. The state has not seen a Democratic winner since 1976 when Jimmy Carter was president.