The Washington Post spoke out against its own poll that showed former President Donald Trump leading President Joe Biden.
Trump led by 10 points in the potential rematch, according to the outlet's own research.
WaPo disavows its own poll showing Trump up by 10 over Biden https://t.co/Ei2bjTXToG
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) September 24, 2023
“The Post-ABC poll shows Biden trailing Trump by 10 percentage points at this early stage in the election cycle, although the sizable margin of Trump’s lead in this survey is significantly at odds with other public polls that show the general election contest a virtual dead heat,” the Post wrote.
“The difference between this poll and others, as well as the unusual makeup of Trump’s and Biden’s coalitions in this survey, suggest it is probably an outlier," it added.
Up by 10% Trump over Biden in WashPo poll. https://t.co/7fvosEOBU1
— 🇺🇸 ERIC BOLLING 🇺🇸 (@ericbolling) September 24, 2023
“The latest Post-ABC survey, however, produced a surprising result, with Trump ahead of Biden among registered voters by 10 percentage points — 52 percent to 42 percent," the Post noted.
The subtitle of the article immediately downplayed the findings, claiming that the poll did not match other polls and could be an "outlier."
The latest ABC/Washington Post Poll has Trump beating Biden by 10% and they are desperately scrambling trying to call it an “outlier.”
It’s not an outlier. The elitist Left and their stenographers in the mainstream media should talk to more voters across America.… pic.twitter.com/sH13O3M82C
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) September 24, 2023
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) spoke out on the poll, arguing against the outlier remarks.
"It’s not an outlier. The elitist Left and their stenographers in the mainstream media should talk to more voters across America. President Trump has historic support in Upstate New York and all across the country!" she wrote on X.
Trump and Biden have been close in many recent polls, often within the margin of error, meaning that the poll could be considered a tie or has no clear winner.
The Post's poll showed Trump farther ahead but that doesn't negate the growing number of polls showing Trump in a near tie or ahead over Biden. The polls also don't help other GOP candidates who have claimed that Trump could not win against Biden in the general election.
Trump's polling continues to strengthen as the primary season nears, which could give him a strong win against other GOP candidates and set up a unique rematch between the president and former president.