Trump lashes out at Fox News over latest poll: ‘TRASH!’

Former President Trump blasted Fox News on Thursday after the network published a poll showing him trailing President Biden nationally for the first time this year.

The poll found that 50 percent of respondents said they would vote for Biden in November, while 48 percent said they would back Trump. It’s a 3-point improvement for Biden over last month’s Fox News poll, when Trump led by 1 point.

“The latest Fox News poll is TRASH!” Trump said in a Truth Social post. “They used a biased, Democrat-leaning sample of voters, polling more Biden 2020 voters than Trump 2020 voters to skew the results in favor of Crooked Joe.”

“I am leading BIG in virtually every other poll, including in all of the key battleground states, like Wisconsin, where I just held a massive rally, and Pennsylvania, where I will be on Saturday,” he continued.

“Fox News polls have never treated me, or MAGA, fairly! Don’t worry, we will WIN!!!” he added. “Fox News should get rid of Paul Ryan, and get a new Pollster, but they won’t….”

Wednesday’s poll marks the first time Biden has cracked 50 percent support this election cycle, and the first time he has led Trump in a Fox poll since October.

When third-party candidates are included in the poll, Biden leads Trump by 1 point, 43 percent to 42 percent. Independents Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Cornel West received 10 percent and 2 percent support, respectively, while Green Party candidate Jill Stein got 2 percent support. In May’s poll of the field, Trump led by 3 points.

Among one of the race’s most critical demographics, independent voters, Biden leads Trump by 9 points. That’s an 11-point shift from May, when they favored Trump by 2 points.

“The underlying demographic tendencies that have defined the race remain in place,” said Republican pollster Daron Shaw, who conducted the survey. “Biden has improved slightly with women and seniors, which keeps him afloat despite significant reductions from 2020 in support from younger voters and African Americans.”

An Emerson College/The Hill poll published Thursday found Trump with an edge over Biden in swing states, including 4 points over Biden in Arizona and Georgia, 3 points up in Wisconsin and Nevada, and 2 points up in Pennsylvania. In Michigan, Trump leads by 1 point, and the pair are even in Minnesota.

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