President Trump said at a rally Wednesday night that he only believes polls that show Republicans winning because if they don’t “they’re the fake news polls.”
“I believe in polls — only the ones that have us up because they’re the only honest ones. Other than that, they’re the fake news polls,” he said at a campaign rally in Erie, Pennsylvania to some boos from the crowd.
“Just like their reporting is dishonest, their polls are dishonest,” he added.
TRUMP: "I believe in polls — only the ones that have us up, because they're the only honest ones. Other than that they're the fake news polls. Fake news! [boos] Just like their reporting is dishonest, their polls are dishonest." pic.twitter.com/GGqqwbhSQi
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 10, 2018
A new American Barometer survey found that Democrats are leading Republicans on the generic congressional ballot by 10 points among women.
The poll, which was conducted by Hill.TV and the HarrisX polling company, found that 44 percent of women said they would support a Democratic candidate in November’s midterm elections, while 34 percent said they would support a Republican candidate.
“Although the Democrats have the greater enthusiasm, they’re doing it with women, not necessarily 18- to 30-year-olds,” Marist poll director Lee Miringoff told Hill.TV.
FiveThirtyEight projected Wednesday that Democrats have a 78 percent chance of taking control of the House of Representatives after November’s elections.
The president has predicted instead a “red wave” would sweep the midterm elections.