Should Donald Trump be nervous?
On Thursday, Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy told Fox & Friends that a new Quinnipiac poll showing President Joe Biden up six points on former President Donald Trump could signal a concerning new trend.
“The trends here may be changing because President Trump, former President Trump, has been leading national poll after national poll over President Biden for the last couple of weeks, but not in this one,” Doocy reported Thursday morning. “And maybe it’s an outlier. Maybe it’s not.”
Polling headlines have largely been dominated for months by surveys showing encouraging news for Trump, but a brand new Quinnipiac poll shows positive signs for Biden. The president went from a virtual tie in the previous poll to a 6-point lead over Trump, with massive advantages among women and independents.
”Quinnipiac has Biden up on Trump six points, 52-44,” Doocy explained. “The Biden team has been trying to pivot to general election mode. They’ve been focusing on abortion access and on union jobs. And the Trump team has spent the last week or so dealing with his legal issues.”
The Fox News correspondent admitted that while the new poll does have Biden up over Trump, it also shows encouraging new for Nikki Haley.
“She has got him, according to Quinnipiac, by 547 to 42 nationally,” Doocy said, adding, “But this is a matchup that’s unlikely to happen based on current polling. That puts Trump way ahead of her in primary states that she needs at the moment.”
He then suggested that the poll reveals an answer to the question, “Who do third-party candidates hurt? According to this poll, they hurt Trump,” Doocy said, adding, “because both Biden and Trump lose support when polled against a major third party. But Biden still wins in this poll. And if RFK, JR. continues playing 14%, he is certainly going to be a spoiler for one candidate or another because that is a huge percentage of the voting public.”