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Questions - Media Bias - August 8-9, 2012

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters

Conducted August 8-9, 2012

By Rasmussen Reports

1* When covering a political campaign, do most reporters try to offer unbiased coverage or do they try to help the candidate they want to win?

2* Think for a moment about the two major presidential candidates this year. Which candidate received the best treatment from the media so far—Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?

3* Looking ahead to the campaign between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, will most reporters try to help Barack Obama, offer unbiased coverage, or try to help Mitt Romney?

4* Suppose a reporter learned some news that might politically hurt a candidate they wanted to win. Would most reporters hide that information to help the candidate?

5* When it comes to information about the Presidential campaign, who do you trust more—news reporters or family and friends?

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.