After Peter Doocy reported on the new Quinnipiac poll showing Joe Biden beating Donald Trump by 6 points, Ainsley Earhardt insisted 'that's an outlier, though, right?'
Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy was sad to report that Democratic President Joe Biden was leading former Republican President Donald Trump by six percentage points, according to a new Quinnipiac University National poll.
Results in the hypothetical general election matchup indicated Biden held a 50% lead over Trump's 44% in the leadup to a likely rematch of the two candidates in November.
Doocy has an adversarial relationship with the President as evidenced by the many clashes they've had at press conferences stemming from Doocy's "lousy" questions.
The beleaguered reporter shared on Thursday's airing ofFox & Friends:
“The trends here may be changing because President Trump, former President Trump, has been leading national poll after national poll over President Biden for the last couple of weeks, but not in this one."
"Maybe it’s an outlier. Maybe it’s not.”
“The Biden team has been trying to pivot to general election mode."
“They’ve been focusing on abortion access and on union jobs. And the Trump team has spent the last week or so dealing with his legal issues.”
In a scenario where Biden goes head-to-head with Republican presidential candidate and former South Carolina Governor, Nikki Haley, Haley led Biden by five points in the poll.
Doocy noted, however, that the matchup was unlikely given that recent polls showed Trump had a significant lead over Haley as the GOP frontrunner in primary states.
In regards to being polled against Third Party challengers, Doocy said Trump would be more disadvantaged than Biden since Third Party candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was polled at 14%.
“If RFK Jr. continues pulling in 14%, he is certainly going to be a spoiler for one candidate or another because that is a huge percentage of the voting public,” explained Doocy.
Doocy's factual style of reporting has been a long time coming.
In response to the disappointing numbers for Republicans, Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt insisted:
"That’s an outlier, though, right? Because eight other polls show the opposite.”
To which Doocy dubiously replied:
"It could be an outlier or that could be the start of a new trend. We don’t know."
You can watch the entire segment here.
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The poll also showed that the 2024 Republican presidential primary, 77% of Republican or Republican-leaning voters in favor of Trump, and Haley trailing far behind with 21%.