Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityMichael Cohen: Trump bluffing about another White House bid 90 percent of full-time Fox Corp. employees say they're fully vaccinated: executive The Memo: California recall exposes the limit of Trump's GOP MORE said on his syndicated radio show Tuesday that he agreed with President TrumpDonald TrumpTexas announces election audit in four counties after Trump demand Schumer sets Monday showdown on debt ceiling-government funding bill Pennsylvania AG sues to block GOP subpoenas in election probe 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 BidenTexas announces election audit in four counties after Trump demand Pennsylvania AG sues to block GOP subpoenas in election probe House passes sweeping defense policy bill MORE, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Energy & Environment — Presented by the League of Conservation Voters — EPA finalizing rule cutting HFCs Manchin fires warning shot on plan to expand Medicare Democrats steamroll toward showdown on House floor MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Warren11 senators urge House to pass .5T package before infrastructure bill Senate Democrats seeking information from SPACs, questioning 'misaligned incentives' UN secretary-general blasts space tourism MORE (D-Mass.).
"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.
Trump captured all of those states in 2016, allowing him to beat Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHeller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 MORE in the Electoral College by a 304-227 margin.