A political reporter for the New York Times called out former Vice President Joe Biden after Biden’s campaign forwarded an inaccurate polling graphic based on a New York Times chart to supporters.
The story: “In an email to supporters, the Biden campaign said ‘other candidates can’t’ beat Trump,” tweeted NY Times reporter Shane Goldmacher on Tuesday.
He added: “But the polling chart they sent to supporters, sourced to NYT/Siena, is inaccurate.”
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NEW: In an email to supporters, the Biden campaign said “other candidates can’t” beat Trump.
But the polling chart they sent to supporters, sourced to NYT/Siena, is inaccurate.
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— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) November 5, 2019
“The Biden campaign acknowledged that they got it wrong, and will correct future versions and re-upload graphic ‘so people who haven’t opened the email will see the correct one,’” Goldmacher added.
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On Monday, the NY Times released a poll that shows Biden leading President Trump by 5 points in Arizona, three points in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and two points in Florida among in a hypothetical general election matchup.
The poll shows the two politicians essentially tied in Michigan, while Trump leads Biden by 2 points in North Carolina
The chart also showed how Trump fares in comparison with Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Trump and Warren are tied in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, while the president leads the Massachusetts senator by six, four, and three points in Michigan, Florida, and North Carolina, respectively, as reported by the Daily Caller.
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