Fox News host Sean Hannity slammed Fox News after the conservative network released a poll showing President Donald Trump trailing Biden by a 12 percentage point margin, 51 percent to 39 percent.
Addressing the poll on his syndicated radio show on Tuesday, Hannity said that he agreed with Trump’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.
“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’,” Hannity said, according to The Hill.
A Fox News national poll released over the weekend showed Trump trailing Biden by a 12 percentage point margin, 51 percent to 39 percent.
As noted by The Hill, 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,” he added.