President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump takes shot at new GOP candidate in Ohio over Cleveland nickname GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE on Monday sought to cast doubt on a spate of recent polls that show him trailing Democratic White House hopefuls.
The president decried what he called "Fake Polls," likening them to surveys during the 2016 presidential race that showed then-Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 Clinton lawyer's indictment reveals 'bag of tricks' Attorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty MORE leading Trump.
He also accused various news outlets of intentionally getting the projections wrong.
"They will never learn!" he tweeted.
Here we go with the Fake Polls. Just like what happened with the Election against Crooked Hillary Clinton. ABC, NBC, CNN, @nytimes, @washingtonpost, they all got it wrong, on purpose. Suppression Polls so early? They will never learn!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
A variety of surveys released in the last five weeks all showed the president losing to a handful of Democratic contenders in hypothetical 2020 match-ups.
An NBC News–Wall Street Journal poll, released Sunday, showed former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse clears bill to provide veterans with cost-of-living adjustment On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default To reduce poverty, stop burdening the poor: What Joe Manchin gets wrong about the child tax credit MORE leading Trump by 9 points among registered voters, 51 to 42 percent.
The poll also found Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPelosi says House members would not vote on spending bill topline higher than Senate's Groups push lawmakers to use defense bill to end support for Saudis in Yemen civil war Congress must address the looming debt crisis MORE (I-Vt.) with a 7-point lead over the president, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDemocrats confront 'Rubik's cube on steroids' The Trojan Horse of protectionism Federal Reserve officials' stock trading sparks ethics review MORE (D-Mass.) ahead of Trump by 5 points and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisCIA chief team member reported Havana syndrome symptoms during trip to India: report Harris booked for first in-studio talk show appearance as VP on 'The View' Republicans caught in California's recall trap MORE (D-Calif.) with a 1-point advantage.
A Fox News poll released last month showed Biden with a 10-point lead, Sanders with a 9-point lead, Warren with a 2-point lead and Harris and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegOn The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Pelosi plows full speed ahead on jam-packed agenda Blumenthal calls on Buttigieg to investigate American Airlines-JetBlue partnership LGBT film festival to premiere documentary about Pete Buttigieg MORE with 1-point leads.
And a Washington Post-ABC News poll released in early June showed similar results, with Biden ahead by 10 points and Harris and Sanders edging Trump by narrow margins. That poll also found Trump leads a generic “Democratic candidate who you regard as a socialist” by 6 points, 49 to 43 percent.
Trump regularly complains that polls showing him trailing his opponents are inaccurate. He said during last year's midterm campaign that he only believes in polls "that have us up."