Thursday, February 23, 2017

New Poll Shows Americans Trust The "Dishonest" Media More than Trump... Despite His Best Efforts (POLL)

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows  that 52% of voters trust the media more than they trust Trump, while only 37% said they trusted Trump more.

Interestingly the poll showed that Trump's campaign to brand the "dishonest" media as untrustworthy seemed to work on his base alone.

The numbers in the dramatic split between Republicans and other Americans on the question of trust breaks down thusly...

78 percent of Republican voters said they trusted Trump more than the media, while just 13 percent said they trusted the media more.

Whereas...

86 percent of Democrats said they trusted the media more than the president as only 14 percent trusted Trump more.

The poll also suggests that Trump's efforts to discredit the media have also drawn clear battle lines among white college-educated voters who said they trusted the media more at a 55% to 37% which aligns almost perfectly with the full polling results.

But when non-college-educated white voters were asked who they trusted more they chose Trump 55% to 37% in a perfect mirror to their counterparts.

And while a polling of only white voters shows that they are almost split down the middle on the trust question, preferring the media by just one point at 46% to 45%, nonwhite voters on the other hand trust the media far more, with 68% expressing trust versus just 18% expressing trust for Trump.

Those divides are also reflected in the approval rating for Trump's treatment of the media as 61% of American voters disapprove of Trump's treatment of the media. Among party lines though 73% of Republicans approve of Trump's treatment of the media as 92% of Democrats disapprove.

Meanwhile, a total of 90% of American voters say it is "very important" or somewhat important" "that the news media hold public officials accountable.

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