The 2020 presidential election is over a year away, but the nation is already asking whether or not President Donald Trump will be able to repeat his upset 2016 victory or if he'll be the first one term president in decades.
According to a new poll from the president's favorite network, Fox News, his victory may not be as guaranteed as he and his supporters believe—especially in a general election against former Vice President Joe Biden.
The poll shows Biden beating Trump by 10 points.
What's more, it shows him losing to Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) by six points and narrowly winning against Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), both by one point.
The president wasn't happy that his favorite network's data wasn't in his favor.
.@FoxNews is at it again. So different from what they used to be during the 2016 Primaries, & before - Proud Warrio… https://t.co/0FKqhGXSoq— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1564149495.0
....the fact that I have gone through a three year vicious Witch Hunt, perpetrated by the Lamestream Media in Collu… https://t.co/Jyn1QjlKpm— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1564149496.0
Trump shamed the network for its new polls being "terrible" to him, insisting that there was "NO WAY" he could be losing to the "Sleepy One [Biden]."
People were confused.
Would Trump rather Fox rig the polls in his favor instead of report the responses accurately?
Is he...angry that Fox is not RIGGING the polls for him? https://t.co/4gHcegmzJg— Vaughn Sterling (@Vaughn Sterling)1564150375.0
@realDonaldTrump @FoxNews Literally moaning they aren’t rigging polls for him.— Lee Hawley (@Lee Hawley)1564158440.0
Trump wants Fox to rig their polls? https://t.co/22qqdYYXzR— Laura Rozen (@Laura Rozen)1564151059.0
Interesting that Trump expects Fox to rig polls to make him happy. https://t.co/SzRyqjAJpJ— Laura Walker ⚖🍸🇺🇸 🏴 (@Laura Walker ⚖🍸🇺🇸 🏴)1564150194.0
Sadly, many of Trump's supporters joined him in refusing to believe results that don't show the president in a favorable light.
@realDonaldTrump @FoxNews We don't believe those polls. Deep State must have infiltrated Fox— LaurieP (@LaurieP)1564163865.0
@realDonaldTrump @FoxNews Fox News is controlled opposition. We've always known this.— Lisa Mei Crowley (@Lisa Mei Crowley)1564153537.0
Interestingly enough, a Wall Street Journal article from January reported that the president's former lawyer and "fixer" Michael Cohen hired an IT firm to rig CNBC and Drudge Report polls in Trump's favor.
Cohen said he did this at the direction of the president.
As for the @WSJ article on poll rigging, what I did was at the direction of and for the sole benefit of… https://t.co/5gP6a2X1IQ— Michael Cohen (@Michael Cohen)1547733924.0