Once again Rasmussen Reports presents evidence that more and more Americans are coming to the realization that the media is biased to the left. This time Rasmussen's polling results shows that more Americans than ever think the folks chosen from amongst the Old Media to moderate the upcoming presidential debates are biased in favor of Barack Obama.
Earlier in the month, Rasmussen found that 50% of their respondents feel that the media is trying to help Obama get elected while only 11% felt the media was trying to help McCain win. This time Rasmussen finds that 56% feel that the debate moderators are biased in their questioning, though veteran TV newsman Jim Lehrer (PBS) gets better personal numbers with 43% saying he'll be neutral as a moderator.
The bias question continues to look dismal for any trust in the media:
Men are far more suspicious of bias by debate moderators than women. Male voters by a 65% to 22% margin say the moderators are biased. Women agree on the bias but by just 48% to 25%.
Seventy-two percent (72%) of Republicans and 57% of unaffiliated voters think the moderators are biased. But even 41% of Democrats agree, compared to 31% who say they are generally unbiased.
Thirty-seven percent (37%) of GOP voters, 17% of unaffiliateds and 12% of Democrats think Lehrer will try to help Obama. But 31% of Republicans, over half of unaffiliated voters (51%) and nearly as many Democrats (48%) believe Lehrer will be neutral.
From what we uncover here everyday, there is no doubt that the media has tipped its hand far to the left. Rasmussen's numbers continue to show that it isn't escaping the notice of the electorate.