Political Party Governs Assessment of Media’s Mueller Coverage
President Trump’s exoneration by the Mueller report has highlighted the highly inaccurate reporting of many major media outlets, but partisan affiliation overrides the facts when it comes to how voters grade the media’s performance.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 33% of Likely U.S. Voters rate the media’s coverage of the Mueller probe and the allegations against Trump and his campaign over the last two years as good or excellent. But 40% view that coverage as poor. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 25-26, 2019 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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