MSNBC’s Wallace Misrepresents New 2020 Dems Vs. Trump Poll
MSNBC afternoon anchor Nicolle Wallace misrepresented a new poll on her show Wednesday that compared individual 2020 Democratic candidates against President Donald Trump in Pennsylvania.
Wallace brought up the newest poll conducted by Quinnipiac, released Wednesday, which looked at how each candidate would fare against Trump in the Keystone State.
“We just put a poll if you’re in your car, this is [a] Pennsylvania poll, Democratic primary contenders, Biden, 53%, Sanders, 50%, Warren 47%, Buttigieg, 45%, Harris 45%, O’Rourke 44%. In the face-to-face against Trump, they all beat him, that’s the headline. Biden by the most, Trump coming in the 40s,” Wallace began.
Not every Democratic candidate she mentioned beat Trump in a head-to-head, however. He was tied with California Sen. Kamala Harris, both with 45%, and he beat former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke by 2%, proving Wallace’s inaccurate claim. (RELATED: MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace: ‘There Isn’t A Strain Of Racism On The Left’)
“Well, I mean, I think we also have to realize that any woman who—let’s just say Senator Harris or Senator Warren—is at top of the ticket. We know that this particular president cannot deal with women. He literally shakes. He’s not too great with women of color, especially if you see how he deals with journalists,” Fordham professor and MSNBC guest Christina Greer responded. “So we know that already Biden has a little bit of real estate in Trump’s head. But unfortunately, Elizabeth Warren had that misstep with the Native American ancestry.”
The poll itself was conducted from May 9 – 14, and it surveyed 978 Pennsylvania voters with a margin of error of +/- 4.2%.