Chaos Erupts On ‘The View’ Over Poll Showing Trump Way Ahead of Biden


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The co-hosts of ABC’s “The View” exploded over a new poll showing former President Donald Trump far ahead of President Joe Biden.

The ABC News/Washington Post survey found that Trump was nearly 10 points ahead of Biden, while the current president’s favorability ratings regarding several topics and issues were far underwater.

Alyssa Farah Griffin cited the Post’s own claim that its survey was likely inaccurate — an “outlier” — while going on to say she doesn’t have a lot of faith in polling.

“They were wrong in 2016. They were wrong in 2020, but you can take information on aggregate when a lot of polls show the same thing over a period of time in different voters. [It’s a] one-off that is so far out of step with other polling … an anomaly in the poll,” Griffin said.

While she was skeptical of the Post, she went on to say that she “trusted” her employer’s pollsters, describing them as “phenomenal.”

The former Trump administration official then noted that Biden indeed does have a “reelection problem” and “Democrats need to wake up to it, whether they want to hear it or not.”


Though she claimed to not have a lot of trust in the survey, she nevertheless cited from it, noting that Trump was “doing significantly better than 2020” with “black voters and Hispanic voters.”

“One area where Democrats have been losing in the Trump era is working-class voters. I think in many ways they are seen as too elitist for people who don’t have college educations, and Donald Trump could get those voters,” the former Trump White House communications director said, previewing Biden’s trip to Michigan on Tuesday to walk the picket line and win over striking United Auto Workers union members.

“I don’t want Donald Trump to be president, but Democrats need to wake up,” Griffin concluded.

Co-host Sunny Hostin, meanwhile, said she wanted to see what Trump’s polling numbers look like after his first trial.

Co-host Ana Navarro then joked that she believes the pollsters must have been high while conducting the survey.

“I don’t know what happened with this ABC poll. I don’t know if the people asking the questions were high or the people answering the questions were high,” Navarro joked. “But somebody has got to have been on some edibles or something else because this poll is just off the charts.”

“I have a legal note,” Hostin followed up on Navarro’s comments with clarification from show producers while pressing her finger to her in-ear receiver. “Nobody at ABC that was conducting the poll was high.”

Hostin added, “I’m just doing what was told.”

After the chaotic segment, co-host Whoopi Goldberg quickly cut to a commercial.



The ABC News/Washington Post poll released earlier this week saw Trump with a nearly 10-point lead over Biden, 51-42 percent, with the president’s overall performance ratings extremely poor.

An NBC News poll, meanwhile, found Biden’s disapproval rating at 56 percent, one of the highest of his presidency, while 44 percent of respondents said they are worse off now under Biden than before. That is the highest percentage since 1986, under then-President Ronald Reagan.

“A majority of voters polled in the Post-ABC poll felt the economy; prices of food, energy and gas; the unemployment rate; and average wages were all either ‘poor’ or ‘not so good,’” Axios reported.

“91% agreed the cost of food was a negative. 87% felt the same about gas and energy prices,” the report continued. “74% are concerned about the state of the U.S. economy, and 75% about wages.”

In a survey analysis, ABC News’ Gary Langer noted: “A variety of factors may be at play. Biden’s poor performance ratings, the extent of economic discontent, the immigration crisis and doubts about his age clearly are relevant.”

He added: “All have been the subject of extensive recent news coverage, focusing public discourse on negatives for the president.”

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