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Toplines - Media Bias - October 15, 2008

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted October 15, 2008
By Rasmussen Reports

1* Is the media coverage of this year's presidential campaign more biased than in previous election years, less biased than in previous election years or about the same as in previous election years?

55% More biased

6% Less biased

36% About the same

3% Not sure


2* Okay…Is Presidential campaign coverage on CNN unbiased, biased to help Barack Obama or biased to help John McCain?

33% Unbiased

46% Biased to help Barack Obama

6% Biased to help John McCain

14% Not sure


3* Next….Is Presidential campaign coverage on Fox News unbiased, biased to help Barack Obama or biased to help John McCain?

42% Unbiased

8% Biased to help Barack Obama

39% Biased to help John McCain

10% Not sure


4*Fine…Is Presidential campaign coverage on MSNBC unbiased, biased to help Barack Obama or biased to help John McCain?

28% Unbiased

51% Biased to help Barack Obama

5% Biased to help John McCain

17% Not sure


5* Last one…Is Presidential campaign coverage in your local newspaper unbiased, biased to help Barack Obama or biased to help John McCain?

42% Unbiased

32% Biased to help Barack Obama

13% Biased to help John McCain

13% Not sure

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