National Survey of 1,000 Likely
Conducted June 20-21, 2011
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* 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?
3* Is the average reporter more liberal than you are, more conservative, or about the same as you ideologically?
4* How angry are you at the media?
5* When they write or talk about President Barack Obama, are most reporters trying to help the president pass his agenda, block the president from passing his agenda, or are they simply interested in reporting the news in an unbiased manner?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence