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51% Say Trump to Blame for Bad Relationship with Press

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Half of voters point the finger at President Trump for his troubled relationship with the press, but a sizable number don’t think it’s possible for the president to get a fair shake from the media no matter what he does.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters say Trump is more to blame for his tumultuous relationship with most traditional media outlets, while 42% feel it’s the media’s fault. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on June 21 and 24, 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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