President Trump took a swipe at the “FAKE NEWS” in a new Truth Social post, warning eager MAGA supporters and Americans against putting all of their trust in political polling.
He wrote: “Polls are important, but many have proven to be so corrupt, wrong, or incompetent in the past, especially, those of ABC FAKE NEWS/WASHINGTON COMPOST; FOX FAKE NEWS; and NBC FAKE NEWS/GLOBALIST STREET JOURNAL, that they have become somewhat meaningless, just a political weapon. CNN Polls no longer matter in that so few people are watching CNN (and MSDNC) anymore!”
Recently, a poll conducted by left-leaning ABC News and Washington Post found that Trump held a 3-point lead over Joe Biden in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup, via Interactive Polls. Both news organizations were cited by Trump as having “somewhat meaningless” polling data.
Political polls have traditionally been used to track the impact and influence of politicians, but they have proven to be inaccurate on more than one occasion. For example, a final Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation poll conducted right before the 2016 presidential election gave Hillary Clinton a whopping 90 percent chance of winning the presidency. Trump, of course, went on to win the 2016 election in a landslide victory.
“For all of my many supporters, and the number is higher than ever before, I am pleased to report that ‘our’ Poll numbers are Excellent,” Trump said in his post.
As reported by RSBN, the most recent 2024 GOP Primary Tracker results from Morning Consult showed that Trump was ahead of a potential field of primary nomination contenders by leaps and bounds. Per their findings, Trump garnered 48 percent of Republican support, while Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., captured 31 percent.
Another national Republican poll tracking primary trends from Morning Consult found that Trump had a 19-point lead over DeSantis. Trump netted 49 percent of support in that survey, while DeSantis accrued 30 percent.