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With Election Hopes Fading, Trump Lashes Out At Quinnipiac Polls

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President Trump attacked several major polls conducted before Election Day, during a live White House briefing Thursday evening. Trump singled out the most recent poll done by Connecticut’s Quinnipiac University.

Trump claimed that the Quinnipiac poll was wrong on every occasion, in particular the poll’s predictions that Biden would lead in Florida and Ohio, which the Democrat lost. He claimed without evidence that the polls were fake and forms of election interference. Trump called them “suppression polls.”

“These really phony polls — I really have to call them phony polls, fake polls, were designed to keep our voters home and create the illusion of momentum.”

The director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, Doug Schwartz, responded to Trump’s criticism on Friday morning. Schwartz told News 8, that for more than two decades, the poll has been “a highly trusted source of opinion surveys with a stellar track record.”

He says Quinnipiac stands behind its methodology and will make adjustments as necessary in the future.