Voters Think Reporters Side With Violent Protesters
Following the “Unite the Right’s” first anniversary white supremacy rally earlier this month that was counter-protested by groups like so-called “antifa”, voters think police do a good job dealing with violent protesters but don’t think the media sides with them.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters think most reporters identify more with the protesters than the police in violent protest situations, little changed from a year ago after the initial “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Just 14% think the media sides more with the police, up from nine percent (9%) of American Adults last August, while 27% think they identify with both, down from 34%. Another 11% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 14-15, 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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