UPDATE 3:29 p.m.:
While a May 10 Gravis/OANN poll did show Trump polling at 49 percent support compared to 51 percent support for Clinton, a survey by the pollster released Friday also found that same result. Trump appeared to obtain and tweet the results of the June 16 Gravis/OANN poll before it was released publicly, creating confusion.
Original post below:
As he so often does, Donald Trump on Friday applauded voters for their support, tweeting out a poll with an all-caps “THANK YOU!”
The only thing off was that the survey, which was from May, actually showed Trump trailing Democratic rival Hillary Clinton by two points. His numbers have dropped significantly since then, with Clinton now boasting an eight-point lead, according to TPM’s Polltracker Average.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 17, 2016
Asked who they would vote for if the general election was held today, 49 percent of respondents to a Gravis Marketing/One America News Network poll chose Trump, compared to 51 percent for Clinton. The survey also appears to have been conducted May 10, although the graphic Trump tweeted carries a June 16 timestamp.
As of Friday afternoon, the top reply to Trump’s tweet read simply “uh…”
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