Media Bias: Most Voters Say It’s Getting Worse
The news media are going easy on President Joe Biden, according to a majority of voters, who also think the problem of media bias is getting worse.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters say the news media are less aggressive in questioning Biden than they were in questioning former President Donald Trump. Only 24% think the media are questioning Biden more aggressively than they questioned Trump, while 21% believe the media’s treatment of Biden is about the same as it was with Trump. These findings haven’t changed much since February 2021, when 55% said the media were less aggressive in questioning Biden. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on February 16 and 19-20, 2023 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.
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