Fox News released a new poll on Thursday showing President Donald Trump trailing former Vice President Joe Biden by double digits in the 2020 presidential election.
In May, Fox News found Biden leading by 8 percentage points, 48% to 40%.
That lead expanded in the last month with the poll now finding Biden leading by 12 percentage points, 50% to 38%.
On the president’s favorite social media platform, commentators predicted Trump would lash out at Fox News for broadcasting the results of a poll showing Trump losing.
Here’s some of what people were saying.
I see a twitter storm coming from WH in a few hours.
— Denise Wu (@denisewu) June 18, 2020
Meltdown in 3..2..1..
— Johnny Bone (@johnnybones72) June 18, 2020
NEW FOX NEWS POLL:
The same guy who threatened legal action against a pollster for publishing a poll showing him down 14 points just had his favorite network publish a poll showing him down 12 points. Looks like his lawyers are going to be busy these days.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) June 18, 2020
Trump’s response. 👇 pic.twitter.com/FO7iJEIiKZ
— Lorenzo (@Mile_Marker_0) June 18, 2020
Clinton never reached 50% in a Fox News poll released in 2016, and she never led Trump by as much as 12%.
Biden 50%-Trump 38% in today's national Fox News poll.
— Taniel (@Taniel) June 18, 2020
Omg Trump is going to have a meltdown hahahaha
— Elle Bee Are (@elle_bee_are) June 18, 2020
Trump is not going to be happy about the new Fox News poll, which shows Biden leading him by 12 points pic.twitter.com/rDqBcE0XcX
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 18, 2020
Fox News poll shows Joe Biden widening his lead to 12 points over Donald Trump.
When Trump sends a cease and desist letter to Fox and demand an apology, it's going to be epic. pic.twitter.com/XT64uRwHIC
— Covie (@roper_93) June 18, 2020
The lead is widening as time goes on, which means trump, his tweets, and his actions will get even more unstable. https://t.co/ltARhF3sZi
— James Michael Sama (@JamesMSama) June 18, 2020
Trump-loving media’s attacks on Joe Biden have all been epic flops so far: data
Pro-Trump media websites have been trying to pull the same trick on Joe Biden that they pulled on Hillary Clinton in 2016 -- but so far, none of their attacks on the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee have gained traction.
Axios reports that data from right-wing news websites shows that reader engagement on three key anti-Biden stories -- his alleged mental decline, his son Hunter Biden's former job with Ukrainian energy company Burisma, and sexual assault allegations by Tara Reade -- have all fizzled.
Trump aides frustrated by his ‘nonsensical’ Biden attacks in Ohio: AP reporter
During a segment on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Associated Press White House correspondent Jonathan Lemire stated that aides close to President Donald Trump thought the president made some good points about the U.S. economy on Thursday -- only to have his message overlooked when he attacked former Vice President Joe Biden.
Speaking with co-host Willie Geist, Lemire said there were other problems with the Ohio visit -- including Republican Gov. Mike DeWine being unable to attend because he tested positive for COVID-19 -- but Trump stating Biden "hurts God" made the economic points the president made secondary in a state where he needs votes.
Expert: Trump playing ‘whack-a-mole’ in attempt to salvage states he should be winning
A top political analyst says President Donald Trump seems to be flying blind as he heads toward an electoral loss.
Dave Wasserman, the U.S. House editor for the Cook Report, told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that demographic changes had turned formerly reliable red states into competitive congressional races, and that same dynamic had made Trump's re-election campaign even more challenging.
"Pennsylvania, Florida and North Carolina, if you talk to the Trump data people they'll hang their hat on the gap getting narrower in those states," Wasserman said. "What's happening is that a lot of the older voters who, for lack of a better term, are exiting the electorate. They are disproportionally registered Democrats who are conservative and voted for Trump in 2016. Yes, the registration gap is narrowing, fewer voters are registering to vote this year than did in 2016 because we're in a pandemic. That doesn't mean the states are getting more favorable to Trump."