Most Voters Say News Media Have Too Much Influence Over Government
The news media have too much influence over what government does, according to a majority of voters, many of whom worry the media’s power will grow under Joe Biden’s presidency.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters say the news media have too much power and influence over government decisions, while 10% say the media don’t have enough power and 31% say the media have about the right amount of power.
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The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on January 6-7, 2021 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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