Trump knocks 'fake polls' that show him trailing Democrats' 'Motley Crew'

Trump knocks 'fake polls' that show him trailing Democrats' 'Motley Crew'
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President Trump on Monday downplayed recent polling that shows him trailing a number of Democratic hopefuls in hypothetical 2020 match-ups, calling the group of Democratic hopefuls a "Motley Crew" while saying it is "too early" to be focused on the race for the White House. 

"Only Fake Polls show us behind the Motley Crew. We are looking really good, but it is far too early to be focused on that," Trump tweeted.

Trump's latest hit at polls follows reports that his campaign fired pollsters after leaked internal polling showed him trailing former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenJoe Biden looks to expand election battleground into Trump country Trump puts Supreme Court fight at center of Ohio rally Special counsel investigating DeVos for potential Hatch Act violation: report MORE in 11 states crucial to winning a second term.


According to NBC, the leaked internal poll also showed Trump underperforming in reliably red states.

The Hill has reached out to the Trump campaign for comment. 

A Fox News poll released Sunday shows Trump trailing five Democratic candidates in possible 2020 head-to-head match-ups. Biden has the biggest lead against Trump, 49 percent to 39 percent. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersJacobin editor: Primarying Schumer would force him to fight Trump's SCOTUS nominee Trump campaign plays up Biden's skills ahead of Cleveland debate: 'He's actually quite good' Young voters backing Biden by 2:1 margin: poll MORE (I-Vt.) leads the president 49 percent to 40 percent in the poll. 

Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenJudd Gregg: The Kamala threat — the Californiaization of America GOP set to release controversial Biden report Biden's fiscal program: What is the likely market impact? MORE (D-Mass.) and Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisJoe Biden looks to expand election battleground into Trump country Fox's Napolitano: Supreme Court confirmation hearings will be 'World War III of political battles' Rush Limbaugh encourages Senate to skip hearings for Trump's SCOTUS nominee MORE (D-Calif.), as well as South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBipartisan praise pours in after Ginsburg's death Bogeymen of the far left deserve a place in any Biden administration Overnight Defense: Woodward book causes new firestorm | Book says Trump lashed out at generals, told Woodward about secret weapons system | US withdrawing thousands of troops from Iraq MORE (D), also came out ahead of Trump in head-to-head match-ups in the Fox News poll. 

A Quinnipiac poll released last week also showed Trump trailing a number of Democratic contenders, including Biden by 13 points, 53 percent to 40 percent.

There is still a long way to go before the primaries and the 2020 presidential election.

This time four years ago, Trump had just launched his campaign and entered the Republican primary as the clear underdog. He was polling well below the crowded Republican primary field before eventually surging to the party nomination and the presidency.