Former President Donald Trump took to Truth Social last week to once again complain about Fox News, this time because the top-rating news network cited CNN’s most recent poll.
During Thursday’s “Your World With Neil Cavuto,” Fox News national correspondent Griff Jenkins was reporting on the Trump campaign’s recent fundraising bump after the Manhattan grand jury voted to indict him in the Stormy Daniels hush money case.
To put the Trump campaign’s fundraising into perspective, Jenkins also noted that the campaign’s haul was dwarfed by the fundraising from the pro-DeSantis PAC “Never Back Down.” He told host Neil Cavuto that even though DeSantis has not officially entered the 2024 race, the PAC supporting him raised $30 million in less than four weeks.
Jenkins then cited the CNN poll that was released that day that shows only 32 percent of respondents think Joe Biden deserves to be elected. That is a five-point drop from CNN’s poll in December.
The CNN poll also found that the majority (54 percent) of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents want someone other than Trump to be the GOP nominee in 2024. In CNN’s December poll, 53 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents wanted someone other than Trump.
And for citing the latest CNN poll, former President Trump lashed out at Fox News on Truth Social, demanding to know why the cable news giant would use CNN polling when CNN’s polls are “Fake.” Trump claimed that he is “leading by a lot” in the CNN poll but not as much as in “good” polls. Trump claimed he was leading Joe Biden by 9 points but no recent polling shows Trump with a 9-point lead over Biden. He also claimed he is leading Ron DeSantis by 35 points, however, as of last Thursday, no recent polling had Trump ahead of DeSantis by 35 points.
According to Mediaite, it is a regular practice for news networks to cite polling from other news sources.