"THANK YOU! #AmericaFirst," Donald Trump tweeted Friday afternoon, alongside a graphic showing data from a poll marked with Thursday’s date. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has made it a campaign habit to tweet positive poll numbers about himself while thanking his supporters.
One problem, however, with this latest Trump campaign-generated image: The data from this particular poll doesn’t show Trump winning.
The One America News Network/Gravis Marketing poll shows the likely GOP nominee losing to Hillary Clinton 51 percent to 49 percent.
And even with the poll’s ideological and demographic divide tilted in his favor, Trump still loses to Clinton—albeit, within the margin of error. Nearly three-quarters of the poll’s participants were white, and the same supermajority described themselves as conservative or moderate.
Only 10 percent of the poll’s respondents were hispanic. A separate ABC News/Washington Post poll from this week shows an 89 percent disapproval rating for Trump among hispanic voters.
Seventy-seven percent of the polls respondents consider themselves moderate, conservative, or very conservative, and 72 percent of the poll's respondants identify as white.
The misleading tweet comes a day after Trump, for the first time, admitted to The New York Times that he is not leading in the polls. A recent Bloomberg survey, for example, has him losing to Clinton in a landslide—49 to 37 percent.
Despite these polling shortfalls, Trump insists he still has enough time to catch up to Clinton. “I’m four down in one poll, three and a half in another that just came out, and I haven’t started yet,” he told The Times.
One America News Network—the organization responsible for Trump’s bogus poll tweet—is a self-described conservative news network created in 2013 that reaches 15 million viewers. (Fox News reaches more than 87 million viewers.) Charles Herring, the President of OANN owner Herring Broadcast, told The Daily Beast in 2013 that his network was created as “a platform where more voices can be heard—voices that are ignored, libertarian and conservative voices.”
Former Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin—a Trump backer—occasionally hosted a show called On Point on OANN, on which she interviewed Trump in August of last year.
“We appreciate your battles here,” she told Trump during the OANN exclusive. “You are a terrific person, and it’s great to be with you.”
Editor’s note: This article incorrectly stated the OANN/Gravis poll in question was from May. It was from June 16, 2016. All mentions of the poll's date have been corrected.