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Do most voters trust "the news"? Think things getting worse/better? Dems v Repubs?

To summarize, about 52% of Americans don't trust the news in general, whereas 32% do (16% unsure). 82% of Americans think "fake" news is a serious problem (62% classify as a "very" serious problem).


By party affiliation: 55% of Dems trust the news, while 67% of Republicans and 59% of independents don't trust it.


So either the news is slanted towards the Left or Dems are very trusting people? Ahhh, you say; what about Fox News...the poll is taken in general across all outlets dummy!


That said, guess who's the most watched newscaster by the left? Hint, he's on Fox News. Click the link:


62% Say Media Bias Getting Worse

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Rasmussen Polling


Most voters still believe “fake news” is a serious problem, and don’t trust the political news they get from the media.


The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of Likely U.S. voters think the problem of bias in the news media is getting worse. Just 10% believe the media bias problem is getting better, while 26% say it’s about the same as usual. (To see survey question wording, click here.)


Fifty-two percent (52%) of voters don’t trust the political news they’re getting, compared to 32% who do. Another 16% are not sure. These findings are nearly unchanged since May.


Forty-two percent (42%) trust what the news media are reporting about the recent FBI raid on former President Donald Trump's home in Florida, but 44% don’t, and another 14% are not sure.


(Want a free daily e-mail update? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.


The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on August 21-22, 2022 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.


While 68% of Democratic voters trust what the news media are reporting about the FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, 70% of Republicans don’t trust the media’s reporting about the raid. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, 45% don’t trust the media’s reporting about the Trump raid, while 36% do trust what the media are reporting about the raid and 19% are not sure.


Eighty-two percent (82%) of all Likely Voters believe “fake news” is a serious problem in the media, including 62% who say it’s a Very Serious problem. Only 14% don’t think “fake news” is a serious problem. These findings are almost identical to the May survey that found 80% believed “fake news” was a serious problem.


More Republicans (76%) than Democrats (54%) or unaffiliated voters (54%) consider “fake news” a Very Serious problem in the media.


Fifty-five percent (55%) of Democrats trust the political news they’re getting, but majorities of both Republicans (67%) and unaffiliated voters (59%) don’t trust the political news they’re getting.


Seventy-six percent (76%) of Republicans believe the problem of bias in the news media is getting worse, as do 44% of Democrats and 68% of unaffiliated voters.


More whites (66%) than Black voters (50%) or other minorities (56%) consider “fake news” a Very Serious problem in the media. More Black voters (50%) than whites (41%) or other minorities (38%) trust what the news media are reporting about the FBI raid on Trump.


Fifty-eight percent (58%) of men don’t trust the political news they’re getting, but less than half (46%) of women voters feel the same way. Women voters are significantly more likely than men to trust what the news media are reporting about the FBI raid on Trump.


Voters under 40 are less likely than their elders to believe “fake news” is a Very Serious problem in the media. Voters 65 and older are most likely to trust what the news media are reporting about the FBI raid on Trump’s residence.


While 58% of voters with annual incomes above $200,000 trust the news media’s reporting on the Trump raid by the FBI, a majority (52%) of those with incomes between $30,000 and $50,000 a year don’t trust the media’s reporting on the FBI raid.


President Joe Biden’s strongest supporters have the most confidence in the media’s reporting about the FBI raid on Trump. Among voters who Strongly Approve of Biden’s job performance as president, 88% trust what the media are reporting about the raid. By contrast, among those who Strongly Disapprove of Biden’s performance, 80% don’t trust what the news media are reporting about the FBI raid.


The issues most important to American voters haven’t changed all year, as inflation and violent crime remain atop the list.


The 2022 midterm elections are now less than three months away, and Republicans have a five-point lead in their bid to recapture control of Congress.

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