Trump slams media for dismissing online post-debate polls
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Donald TrumpDonald TrumpProject Veritas surveilled government officials to expose anti-Trump sentiments: report Cheney: Fox News has 'a particular obligation' to refute election fraud claims The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? MORE on Wednesday criticized the media for saying online post-debate polls “don’t mean anything,” as he continues to brag about winning the surveys many consider unscientific and unrepresentative.

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At a rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the GOP presidential nominee cited online polls from Time magazine and the conservative Drudge Report that showed him leading Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton to speak at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders summit More than half of eligible Latinos voted in 2020, setting record Fox News signs Trey Gowdy, Dan Bongino for new shows MORE following Monday night’s presidential debate.

“I’m winning all of these polls, hundred of thousand of votes,” Trump said. “I have to sit back and you have to sit back and hear these polls don’t mean anything.”

“So we won every single online poll, and then you sit back and you hear how she did so well in the debate,” he continued. “I don’t think she did well at all.”

The online polls Trump mentioned typically allow website visitors to vote multiple times for the same person. Time added that the magazine’s online poll wasn’t "statistically representative of likely voters.”

Other surveys such as those from Morning Consult and left-leaning Public Policy Polling, found Clinton leading Trump among respondents who thought the former secretary of State won the highly anticipated showdown.

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll released right before Trump’s rally also found that a majority believe Clinton won the debate. Out of 2,000 respondents, 56 percent say Clinton won, while 26 percent believe Trump did.