Trump Points to Nonexistent Polls as Proof He’s Winning Colo.
Donald Trump tried to use non-existent polls on Monday night to show that he is winning Colorado.
The Hill reports:
But he pointed to polls that do not appear to exist as his evidence at a Grand Junction, Colo., rally Monday evening.
The GOP nominee told the crowd that experts show the race tied in the state — despite a rash of recent polls showing Clinton ahead.
He then rattled off polls he said suggest he is in the lead, despite the fact that the RealClearPolitics average in the Centennial State shows the Democratic nominee ahead by 8 points
“They say we are tied in Colorado, I don’t think so, I’ll be honest. Something’s going on, something,” Trump said during his second rally of the day in the state.
“They say we are tied, but every place we go there are thousands.
“I don’t think we are tied, one says we are 2 up, one says we are 4 up, one said we were 6 or 7 down, that was the one they showed on television. They don’t show the other ones.”
Trump went on to cite polls that say he is tied with Clinton, one that shows him 2 points up and one that shows him 4 points up. And he argued that the media only focuses on polls that show him trailing in order to push a negative narrative about his campaign.
But Trump has trailed in the last six polls in the state, according to RealClearPolitics, which puts him an average of 8 points behind in a head-to-head race, and 7 percent in the four-way matchup.
Trump hasn’t led any poll since late September, a Gravis poll that found him up 4 points. The more recent Gravis poll from October showed him tied with Clinton.
No poll since Trump won the nomination puts him up more than 2 points on Clinton in Colorado.
The GOP nominee has a hot-and-cold love affair with polls.
He regularly touted the surveys during his run through the GOP primary, but has soured on them as Clinton pulls ahead.
“I don’t believe the polls,” Trump said during the rally.
“They are not terrible, they are sort of good,” he immediately followed.
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