A newly released NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that 51% of Americans think the media have been “too critical” in their coverage of President Trump. That number was eight times larger than the 6% of the public who thought the press hadn’t been critical enough of the new administration. 41% said the news coverage has been objective.
In Monday’s Wall Street Journal, reporter Jason Bellini explained:
It isn’t clear what role Mr. Trump’s barrage of attacks on the fairness and credibility of the press has played in shaping the majority’s opinion that coverage of his administration has been too negative.
A majority of those polled, some 53%, also believes that the news media have exaggerated problems in the Trump administration. Some 45% say that is not the case.