Oops: Donald Trump mistakenly touts poll showing that Cruz is gaining on him
By: Renee Nal | New Zeal
On Saturday, Donald Trump re-tweeted Twitter user @AshleyEdam claiming that a CBS Poll showed Trump was starting to gain Cruz supporters. Of course, like our friend @umpire43 (see here, here, here), Ashley turns out to be spreading completely false information as the poll showed the exact opposite: Trump is LOSING support to Cruz.
As reported at CBS News on Thursday, Trump’s “margin over Cruz has decreased.” In one short month, “Trump’s lead over Cruz was 20 points, but now it’s dropped to 13 points…”
Here is the original Tweet:
New CBS Poll shows defections from Cruz’s core supporters & increased support for @realDonaldTrump …Not surprising.
— Ashley Edam (@AshleyEdam) April 16, 2016