Media’s Midterm Coverage Was Bad, Most Voters Agree
Less than half of voters think the news media did a good job covering the midterm campaign, and nearly half believe the coverage was biased in favor of Democrats.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 13% of Likely U.S. voters rate the media coverage of this year's congressional campaign excellent and another 24% rate it good. Twenty-three percent (23%) give the media’s midterm coverage a fair rating and 33% rate it poor. In November 2020, 40% rated the media’s coverage of the presidential campaign excellent or good. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on November 6-7, 2022 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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