“We stand by our poll,” said Matt Dornic, a CNN spokesman.
The Trump campaign sent CNN President Jeff Zucker a cease and desist letter, which demanded CNN “retract and apologize for a recent poll that showed him well behind presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.”
In the letter, Trump’s campaign claimed:
The CNN poll is “designed to mislead American voters through a biased questionnaire and skewed sampling.”
“It’s a stunt and a phony poll to cause voter suppression, stifle momentum and enthusiasm for the President, and present a false view generally of the actual support across America for the President,” read the letter, signed by the Trump campaign’s senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis and chief operating officer Michael Glassner.
The campaign formally requested that CNN retract the poll and publish a “full, fair, and conspicuous retraction, apology, and clarification to correct its misleading conclusions.”