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Anderson Cooper Challenges RNC Spokesman Over 'Phony Polls' Claims

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CNN's Anderson Cooper destroyed Donald Trump's 'phony polls' narrative while interviewing the RNC's Sean Spicer Monday night.

After Cooper quizzed Spicer on Trump's claim about phony polls being used, he said, "Phony polls are the online polls that Donald Trump always seems to be referencing. Even the Rasmussen poll, you know, isn't something we would use."

During the interview, Spicer made the case that Trump is doing really awesome in all the states that polling data shows he's losing.

Cooper then asked about a tweet Trump sent out saying Democrats are putting out phony polls to depress his voters and said, "Do you -- can you point to which polls and which Democrats he's referring to? Because he's not provided any evidence."

Spicer attacked the latest ABC poll that showed Hillary Clinton with a twelve point lead, but Cooper replied, "Right, but that's not a phony -- That's not necessarily a phony --"

The debate continued:

COOPER: Phony polls are the online polls that Donald Trump always seems to be referencing. Even the Rasmussen poll, you know, isn't something we would use.

SPICER: Okay, well again -- but you get to make that decision. I think when you look at the Rasmussen poll and IBD poll, one of -- the IBD poll was the most accurate poll going back a couple cycles. So, I get you may not like it, but it's actually been one of the most accurate polls going forward. Secondly, it's -- if a poll --

COOPER: The reason -- just for clarification, the reason we don't use it because they don't reveal all their methodology --

SPICER: I understand that, but that doesn't --

COOPER: -- and the Rasmussen poll uses a combination of online polling and television -- telephone polling.

SPICER: Right. I understand that, but I'm not saying that you have to accept it, but it doesn't make it phony.

Cooper explained why CNN doesn't trust the polls Spicer is using, but Trump and his surrogates throw around unfounded claims and accusations about phony polls like they are candy - just because they don't like their results.

And don't get sane Twitter started about Rasmussen:

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