The media's making me lose - Trump

Donald Trump (Getty)
Donald Trump (Getty)

Donald Trump says he would be beating presidential rival Hillary Clinton by 20 points in the polls if the media covered his campaign "honestly".

The real estate mogul and Republican nominee for President of the US trails Ms Clinton by double-digits in most polls, dropping fast over the past few weeks.

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He says coverage of his rallies never discussed "the real message and never show crowd size or enthusiasm".

"I am not only fighting Crooked Hillary, I am fighting the dishonest and corrupt media and her government protection process," he also tweeted, before suggesting the media shouldn't be allowed to write what it wants.

"It is not 'freedom of the press' when newspapers and others are allowed to say and write whatever they want even if it is completely false!"

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Not only is Ms Clinton well ahead in nationwide polls, she's also beating Mr Trump in key battleground states. Recent NBC/Wall Street Journal polling puts her five points ahead in Florida, nine points in North Carolina, 13 points in Virginia, 14 in Colorado.

Mr Trump's polling has tanked since he was formally nominated by the party in July. Since then he has:

Only 9 percent of Kiwis want Mr Trump to beat Ms Clinton, according to a recent Newshub-Reid Research poll.