Hannity slams Fox News polling on radio show

 
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 BidenSchiff closes Democrats' impeachment arguments with emotional appeal to remove Trump Conservative reporter on Sanders: He's not a 'yes man' Democrats feel political momentum swinging to them on impeachment MORE, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders to Clinton: 'This is not the kind of rhetoric that we need' Conservative reporter on Sanders: He's not a 'yes man' Human Rights Campaign president rips Sanders's embrace of Rogan endorsement MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenKlobuchar plans campaign rallies across Iowa despite impeachment trial Hillicon Valley — Presented by Philip Morris International — Wyden asks NSA to investigate White House cybersecurity | Commerce withdraws Huawei rule after Pentagon objects | Warren calls on Brazil to drop Greenwald charges Warren pledges to release Trump records if elected 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.