Trump dismisses 'fake' polls that show Biden leading: 'In my polls, we're ahead'

President Trump pushed back on a wave of polling that showed him losing to former Vice President Joe Biden, saying on Thursday that many polls were "fake" and a form of "suppression."

"It's like with Hillary [Clinton]," he said, referring to the former Democratic presidential nominee. "I was behind in the polls in the battleground states in every poll, and then I ended up winning all those states ... and winning states that I wasn't even supposed to be in play."

"We won Michigan, we won Wisconsin –­ great states –­ so we were behind and I don't believe we're behind because in my polls, we're ahead. We have polls, and in my polls, we're ahead," he said.

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He added that many polls were "fake" and referred to as "suppression polls" because they're designed to "take people's enthusiasm away."

A long list of polls have put Biden several points ahead of Trump in general election matchups — although the president has been able to top Biden in North Carolina and Pennsylvania, both of which are generally considered purple states.

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However, media critics have repeatedly panned pollsters for the onslaught of data that showed Clinton beating Trump before the 2016 election. Perhaps most notably, The New York Times gave Clinton a 91 percent chance of winning compared to Trump's 9 percent.

Renowned election site FiveThirtyEight, which analyzes poll results, predicted that Trump would lose Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — all major battleground states that he ended up taking on election night.