They might as well finish this off by running TV ads about it. Giant font: “BIDEN 55, TRUMP 41.” Tiny font underneath: “Fake news!”
I’m tempted to look for a strategic angle here but I don’t think there is one. Trump seems to be having a prolonged anxiety attack about his polling right now, for good reason, and his team is doing everything they can think of to hold him together. They leaked an internal poll recently with better numbers for him to boost his spirits; they ran an ad in the D.C. TV market, of all places, to show him that they were fighting hard for him. Now they’re going to casually harass CNN to reassure him that the idea of a 14-point deficit is so ludicrous that it might be legally actionable.