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 BidenDavis: Supreme Court decision is bad news for Trump, good news for Vance Teachers face off against Trump on school reopenings Biden wins Puerto Rico primary MORE, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden wins Puerto Rico primary In politics, as in baseball, it ain't over till it's over Biden wins Louisiana primary MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenIn politics, as in baseball, it ain't over till it's over Trump defends Roger Stone move: He was target of 'Witch Hunt' Democrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: 'The most corrupt president in history' 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.

Trump captured all of those states in 2016, allowing him to beat Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden leads Trump in Florida, tied in Arizona and Texas: poll We haven't seen how low it can go There's a big blue wave coming MORE in the Electoral College by a 304-227 margin.