Monday, February 27, 2017
Poll: Media Too Tough on Donald Trump
According to WSJ, while 51% rate the media as too critical of Mr. Trump since the presidential election, 41% say the coverage has been fair and objective, while 6% say the media hasn't been critical enough.
It isn’t clear what role Mr. Trump’s barrage of attacks on the fairness and credibility of the press has played in shaping the majority’s opinion that coverage of his administration has been too negative.
A majority of those polled, some 53%, also believes that the news media have exaggerated problems in the Trump administration. Some 45% say that is not the case.
Among those whose primary news source is the conservative-leaning Fox News Channel, 79% agreed with the statement that “the news media and other elites are exaggerating the problems of the Trump administration, because they are uncomfortable and threatened by the kind of change that Trump represents.” Even large numbers of more-liberal MSNBC audience, 40%, thought that the media had overstated the problems.
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