Hannity slams Fox News polling on radio show

Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityTrump hits Biden for suggesting virus may force Democrats to hold virtual convention Trump lashes out at NYT, WaPost amid criticism of coronavirus response Hannity blasts criticism of Fox News: 'I have taken this seriously' MORE said on his syndicated radio show Tuesday that he agreed with President TrumpDonald John TrumpOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen Barr tells prosecutors to consider coronavirus risk when determining bail: report MORE's criticism of Fox News polling, arguing it was "oversampling" Democrats.
 
Hannity, who is also a Fox News television host, criticized the polling methodology used by the network, calling it "really wrong" compared to other recent surveys measuring the popularity of Trump and Democratic presidential candidates like former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen 16 things to know today about coronavirus MORE, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWisconsin Supreme Court blocks governor's effort to delay election The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden, Trump discuss coronavirus response; Wisconsin postpones elections Wisconsin governor postpones Tuesday's election over coronavirus MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOn The Money: Trump officials struggle to get relief loans out the door | Dow soars more than 1600 points | Kudlow says officials 'looking at' offering coronavirus bonds Overnight Energy: Trump floats oil tariffs amid Russia-Saudi dispute | Warren knocks EPA over 'highly dangerous' enforcement rollback | 2019 sees big increase in methane levels in air Ex-CFPB director urges agency to 'act immediately' to help consumers during pandemic MORE (D-Mass.).
 
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"The New York Times–Siena College poll shows Trump in a dead heat in battleground states, matched up against the three leading Democratic candidates: Biden, Sanders and Warren," Hannity said. "And I always say, and I believe, Trump doesn't poll well. And I don't know what's up with the Fox poll. I look at their poll, I'm like, 'OK, you're oversampling Democrats by 8 points.' I'm like — some outside company they hire — I'm like, 'OK, they need new methodology because it's really wrong.'"
 
The Hill has reached out to Fox News for comment.
 
A Fox News national poll released over the weekend showed Trump trailing Biden by a 12 percentage point margin, 51 percent to 39 percent.
 
Trump has often criticized polls that don't reflect favorably on his presidency. He regularly cites his 2016 election upset as proof that polls shouldn't be taken seriously.
 
"You're reading the wrong polls," Trump told reporters on Saturday. "I have the real polls. The CNN polls are fake. The Fox polls have always been lousy. I tell them they ought to get themselves a new pollster."
 
A New York Times–Siena College battleground poll released Oct. 30 found more voters in Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arizona and Florida were opposed to removing the president from office through impeachment.