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Voters See Reporters As More Anti-Trump These Days

Monday, March 26, 2018

Fresh into President Trump’s second year in office, voters see even more bias against the president in the media than they did at the start of his presidency.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters believe when most reporters write or talk about the president, they are trying to block him from passing his agenda, up from 44% a year ago and 47% in August. Just five percent (5%) now think most reporters are trying to help Trump pass his agenda, down from 10% a month into his presidency. Thirty-seven percent (37%) believe they’re just trying to report the news in an unbiased manner. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 15 & 18, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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