Reid: Polls Showing Race Tightening ‘Are Not Fair,’ ‘Not Reliable,’ ‘A Joke,’ Only Done to Generate News

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During an interview on CNN’s “At This Hour,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) argued that polls showing the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tightening are “a joke,” “cheap polls” designed only to make news, and are “not fair.” Reid was asked if his strong rhetoric towards Trump was a sign that “Democrats are getting very nervous that Donald Trump is doing a lot better in the polls?” Reid responded, “Donald Trump will never be elected president of the United States. We’re going to retake the Senate. You know, Manu, we’ve talked, all these polls are a joke, a joke. We know he can’t be elected president. Republicans don’t like him. I saw on TV last night, they’re going to the most Republican county in Ohio that’s always gone Republican, it may not even go Republican.” After CNN Senior Political Reporter Manu Raju countered that battleground state polls are tightening, and Trump is ahead and Florida and Ohio, Reid objected, “They’re tightening because people like the ones you work for get these cheap polls that they can keep making news on. Donald Trump will never be elected president of the United States. I have an obligation to tell everyone