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 BidenSanders joins Biden atop 2020 Democratic field: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Trump says impeachment lawyers were 'really good' MORE in 11 states crucial to winning a second term.

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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 SandersSanders joins Biden atop 2020 Democratic field: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Trump on Clinton's Sanders comments: 'She's the one that people don't like' MORE (I-Vt.) leads the president 49 percent to 40 percent in the poll. 

Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSanders joins Biden atop 2020 Democratic field: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Hillary Clinton tears open wound with her attack on Sanders MORE (D-Mass.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRep. Bobby Rush endorses Bloomberg's White House bid Actor Michael Douglas endorses Bloomberg for president Democrats: McConnell impeachment trial rules a 'cover-up,' 'national disgrace' MORE (D-Calif.), as well as South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegSanders joins Biden atop 2020 Democratic field: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Hillary Clinton tears open wound with her attack on Sanders 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.