Trump touts ratings for rally, Fox News town hall: 'These are the real polls'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHillary Clinton responds to Chrissy Teigen tweet: 'I love you back' Police called after Florida moms refuse to wear face masks at school board meeting about mask policy Supreme Court rejects Trump effort to shorten North Carolina mail-ballot deadline MORE on Saturday morning touted the television ratings from his campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla., last weekend and his town hall with Fox News's Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityTrump calls Fox 'disappointing' for airing Obama speech Graham dismisses criticism from Fox Business's Lou Dobbs Biden: Johnson should be 'ashamed' for suggesting family profited from their name MORE this week.

Trump asserted in a pair of tweets that the ratings "are the real polls" after a series of recent pubic surveys showed him trailing Democratic rival Joe BidenJoe BidenHillary Clinton responds to Chrissy Teigen tweet: 'I love you back' Supreme Court rejects Trump effort to shorten North Carolina mail-ballot deadline Overnight Defense: Trump campaign's use of military helicopter raises ethics concerns | Air Force jets intercept aircraft over Trump rally | Senators introduce bill to expand visa screenings MORE both nationally and in key swing states.

"Do not believe the Fake News Media. Oklahoma speech had the highest Saturday television ratings in @FoxNews history. @seanhannity dominated T.V. with my interview on Thursday night, more than @CNN & MSDNC COMBINED," Trump tweeted. "These are the real polls, the Silent Majority, not FAKE POLLS!"


Trump on Friday night also retweeted a post about the town hall ratings.

Fox reported that Trump's sit-down with Hannity Thursday night drew 5.1 million viewers, while MSNBC's "The Rachel MaddowRachel Anne MaddowCable news October ratings explode as Fox News hits historic highs Maddow: Trump owes Welker an apology Hillicon Valley: Five takeaways on new election interference from Iran, Russia | Schumer says briefing on Iranian election interference didn't convince him effort was meant to hurt Trump | Republicans on Senate panel subpoena Facebook, Twitter CEOs | MORE Show" and CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time" — which were on at the same time — drew 3.1 million and 1.8 million viewers, respectively, according to Nielsen data.


The president has repeatedly dismissed polls showing him trailing rivals as "fake," and his latest tweets come after a spate of recent surveys showed Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, with a double-digit lead over the president nationally.

A New York Times-Siena College poll released this week gave Biden a 14-point lead on the president, while a Harvard-Harris survey showed Biden with a 12-point lead. A Fox News poll released earlier this month also showed Trump trailing by 12 points.

The president's approval rating has also dropped recently following his response to the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 125,000 people in the U.S. and his handling of nationwide protests sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.

An NPR-PBS NewsHour-Marist poll released Friday put Trump's disapproval rating at 58 percent, a record high.