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Donald Trump: CNBC Is Lying About My Poll Numbers

He complains debate will be 'unfair'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2015 1:22 PM CDT
Donald Trump: CNBC Is Lying About My Poll Numbers
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at West High School in Sioux City, Iowa, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015.   (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

(Newser) – Poor Donald Trump is having a really hard time accepting his new No. 2 spot in the polls. "After a great evening and packed auditorium in Iowa, I am now in Colorado looking forward to what I am sure will be a very unfair debate!" the presidential contender tweeted Wednesday ahead of the CNBC debate. He doubled down on that sentiment, telling Politico that, "No, I don't expect the debate to be fair," though that site notes that he's often received flattering coverage in the past. But in case the message still was unclear, Trump further tweeted: ".@CNBC continues to report fictious poll numbers. Number one, based on every statistic, is Trump (by a wide margin). They just can't say it!"

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"Does anybody think that @CNBC will get their fictitious polling numbers corrected sometime prior to the start of the debate. Sad!" he continued. And then he even found a poll to back him up: "I'm sure the media will not report the highly respected new national poll that just came out via The Economist. 32%!" he tweeted, with a link to this poll that shows him still in the lead. (Click for 5 things to watch in the CNBC debate.)

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