Trump cites phony polls to claim how well he’s doing
These are either discredited online polls or ones that don’t exist.
“So I understand that we have a Reuters poll where we’re 10 points up!” he bellowed.
But it’s unclear where Trump got that number. An Ipsos/Reuters national tracking pollreleased Wednesday morning actually found Hillary Clinton ahead by six points in a head-to-head race against Trump, and by four points if third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein are included.
Trump went on to cite a series of flash online polls whose responses showed him “winning” the first presidential debate against Hillary Clinton. Earlier Wednesday, Business Insider reported on a leaked memo from a Fox News executive to the network’s politics team, reminding them that such online polls “can’t be representative of the electorate because they only reflect the views of those Internet users who have chosen to participate.”