Election 2024

Marjorie Taylor Greene & Trump whine about Fox News poll showing Biden beating Trump

Donald Trump/Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
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Far-right anti-LGBTQ+ Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and former President Donald Trump have accused Fox News of broadcasting an inaccurate poll after a recent survey from the right-wing media outlet showed President Joe Biden beating former Trump in the 2024 presidential election.

The poll, which surveyed over 1,1 registered voters from June 14 to 17, found Biden leading Trump nationally by 2% and among independent voters by 9% — an 11% shift from the 2% of independents that favored Trump in May. Additionally, the poll found 50% of rural voters supporting Biden and only 48% supporting Trump. It also found Biden getting 57% of support from respondents over age 64 and 64% from white women with educational degrees.

Responding to the poll, Greene wrote on X, “100% correct!! This Fox News poll is WRONG! My district is in rural northwest Georgia and it is SOLIDLY supporting Trump! Same with most of rural America! Smart people!”

Greene is correct that her district — which is 40% rural — has solidly voted for Trump by margins of nearly 75% in 2016 and 2020. But despite this, only abut 40% of her state is rural, and Biden won her state in 2020 by 11,779 votes.

She may have also overlooked that the poll has a margin of error of 3%, meaning that Trump may actually be ranking just above Biden among rural voters.

White supremacist sympathizer Charlie Kirk, who leads the young Republican group Turning Point USA, also criticized the Fox News poll, calling it an “outlier.”

In reality, most national polls show Biden and Trump as polling nearly equal among likely voters. Also, many political experts agree that polls nearly five months before a presidential election have little predictive value. However, the Fox News poll at least provides a snapshot of some voters about one week before the first presidential debate.

But even Trump complained about the poll, writing on Truth Social, “The latest Fox News poll is TRASH! They used a biased, Democrat-leaning sample of voters, polling more Biden 2020 voters than Trump 2020 voters to skew the results in favor of Crooked Joe.”

“I am leading BIG in virtually every other poll, including in all of the key battleground states,” he continued. “Fox News polls have never treated me, or MAGA, fairly! Don’t worry, we will WIN!!! Fox News should get rid of [Fox News board member] Paul Ryan, and get a new Pollster, but they won’t…”

Fox News conducted the survey in collaboration with a Democratic polling firm, Beacon Research, and a Republican one, Shaw & Company Research.

Trump has directed anger towards Fox News ever since the network was the first major U.S. media outlet to declare that Biden won the state of Arizona in the last election.

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