Real estate mogul Donald Trump has a penchant for boasting about beating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the polls. Problem is, he's lying every time he says that.

For instance, in an interview with CBS News in February, Trump bloviated, "Polls are showing that I will beat Hillary Clinton easily. I have a chance of winning New York. You know, you look at these politicians they always talk about the six states - you've got to win this one, that one. You have to win Ohio, you have to win Florida. I can change the game because I really have a chance of New York, I'm going to win Virginia. I'm going to win Michigan, as an example."

In the March 7 debate, Trump pontificated, "I beat Hillary Clinton in many polls...I'm the only one that beats Hillary Clinton."

There is zero truth to Trump's statements on the polls. Here is a complete rundown of the previous 26 head-to-head polls, via RealClearPolitics:

  • Fox News: Clinton 49 percent, Trump 38 percent
  • Bloomberg: Clinton 54 percent, Trump 36 percent
  • Quinnipiac: Clinton 46 percent, Trump 40 percent
  • CBS News/NY Times: Clinton 50 percent, Trump 40 percent
  • CNN/ORC: Clinton 53 percent, Trump 41 percent
  • ABC News/Washington Post: Clinton 50 percent, Trump 41 percent
  • NBC News/Wall Street Journal: Clinton 51 percent, Trump 38 percent
  • Rasmussen: Clinton 41 percent, Trump 36 percent
  • CNN/ORC: Clinton 52 percent, Trump 44 percent
  • Fox News: Clinton 47 percent, Trump 42 percent
  • USA Today/Suffolk: Clinton 43 percent, Trump 45 percent
  • Quinnipiac: Clinton 44 percent, Trump 43 percent
  • Quinnipiac: Clinton 46 percent, Trump 41 percent
  • PPP: Clinton 47 percent, Trump 40 percent
  • NBC News/Wall Street Journal: Clinton 51 percent, Trump 41 percent
  • Fox News: Clinton 44 percent, Trump 47 percent
  • Rasmussen: Clinton 37 percent, Trump 36 percent
  • CNN/ORC: Clinton 49 percent, Trump 36 percent
  • Quinnipiac: Clinton 47 percent, Trump 40 percent
  • MSNBC/Telemundo/Marist: Clinton 52 percent, Trump 41 percent
  • Fox News: Clinton 41 percent, Trump 46 percent
  • PPP: Clinton 45 percent, Trump 44 percent
  • McClatchy/Marist: Clinton 56 percent, Trump 41 percent
  • Quinnipiac: Clinton 46 percent, Trump 43 percent 
  • NBC News/Wall Street Journal: Clinton 50 percent, Trump 42 percent
  • CNN/ORC: Clinton 50 percent, Trump 45 percent

In those last 26 polls, Trump only beats Clinton in three of them. Even worse for Trump, the polling trends are spiraling downward for him, fast:

There isn't a lot of room for Trump to improve either, because most likely voters have already made up their minds on Clinton and Trump. RedState's Dan McLaughlin points out that the reason for Trump's abysmal general election numbers is due to the fact that Republican voters view him as "temperamentally unsuited to the job, has no morals, is not honest or trustworthy, and lacks the relevant experience."

There is zero truth to Trump's statements on the polls.

 

It's becoming increasingly likely that a Trump vs. Clinton general election matchup would result in a YUGE landslide for Clinton.