Voters Question Media’s Agenda, But Are Torn on Acosta Credentials
CNN reporter Jim Acosta had his White House press credentials stripped after grilling President Trump in a contentious exchange at a press conference earlier this month, but a judge last week ordered the White House to reinstate those credentials. Voters are split on whether Acosta’s credentials should have been revoked, but they’re suspicious of the media’s motives for reporting stories the way they do.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with the White House’s decision to suspend Acosta’s press credentials, but just as many (44%) disagree with the decision. Another 13% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 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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