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Donald Trump: Rupert Murdoch Rigged Wall Street Journal Poll Against Him

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Thu, 18 Feb 2016 15:59:07 Z)

The Wall Street Journal/NBC Poll showing Ted Cruz jumping ahead of Donald Trump in national support was "phony" and media mogul Rupert Murdoch is the reason, according to Trump and one of his advisors.

Cruz has 28% versus Trump's 26% in the poll released Wednesday, a surprising contrast to a long list of national polls giving Trump a solid lead.

Trump has battled opening with the Wall Street Journal and Fox News, both owned by Murdoch.

Dan Scavino, who runs social media for Trump, tweeted a chart of 10 recent national polls and asked "Which one is affiliated with a newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch?" All but the WSJ poll put Trump in a commanding lead over Cruz.

Trump also tweeted about it, pointing to a new CBS poll he likes.

New CBS National Poll just out - massive lead for Trump. The Wall Street Journal/NBC Poll is a total joke. No wonder WSJ is doing so badly!

.@FoxNews is changing their theme from "fair and balanced" to "unfair and unbalanced." But dying @WSJ is worse.Their phony poll is a joke!

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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