Internal polling data from President Trump’s re-election campaign shows former Vice President Joe Biden winning “by wide margins” in certain battleground states, ABC News reported Friday.
The data from March, which was obtained by the network, reportedly showed Biden winning Pennsylvania 55-39, Wisconsin 51-41, and leading the current president by seven points in Florida. While Trump still won Texas in the poll, he only led by two points.
The Trump campaign confirmed the data’s authenticity to ABC, but claimed the numbers were old and that new data has swung in Trump’s favor since March. “These leaked numbers are ancient, in campaign terms,” Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said, adding that the “Mueller report exonerating the President” and “Democrat candidates defining themselves with their far-left policy message” have given Trump a boost since the poll. Tony Fabrizio, a Republican pollster for Trump’s campaign, issued a statement calling the data “incomplete and misleading,” saying the numbers from March are a “worst-case scenario in the most unfavorable turnout model possible.” “This is more proof that political reporters don’t understand modern polling, and further illustrates how deceptive it can be to reveal only tiny portions of a massive poll.”