Joe Biden’s standing in the polls has been steadily declining over the past few months, with him frequently appearing tied with or slightly below former president Donald Trump. However, Biden claims that the media is misreporting the polls.
Biden has said that reporters aren’t seeing the whole picture three times in the past month when polls show him behind Trump or other possible GOP opponents.
Biden: “You’re interpreting the polls incorrectly.”
Biden addressed a reporter’s yelled question about his polling numbers being behind Trump’s on Sunday as he was leaving his campaign headquarters in Wilmington, Del.
That’s incorrect polling, Biden remarked. A vehicle struck a parked U.S. Secret Service SUV that had blocked the junction as the president made his way to his waiting vehicle. No injuries were sustained by either Biden or his wife, Jill Biden.
While the specific polls to which Biden was alluding remain unknown, a month ago his team circulated a letter to news organisations citing polls showing Biden either leading or tied with Trump from several sources, including Quinnipiac University, USA/Suffolk, Yahoo News/YouGov, NPR/PBS/Marist, and Yahoo News/YouGov.
According to Biden, there are more than two surveys.
“The press has been talking about two polls… there are 10 other polls we’re winning,” Biden told contributors at a Chicago fundraiser on November 9th, according to a pool report.
Those surveys had been placed on participants’ chairs, according to Biden’s campaign.
The media “don’t look at the numbers,” says Biden.
Biden had earlier that day told reporters at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland that they “don’t read the polls.”
“Ten surveys. In eight of those states, I’m going to defeat him. Fifteen of them. “You guys only do two,” Biden remarked, referring to CNN and the New York Times.
Days prior to Biden’s November speech, CNN and the New York Times conducted polls that indicated Biden was four points behind Trump and other Republican candidates on a national level, and five points behind, respectively.