New Poll: Most Americans 'Angry or Bothered' by Seeing Biased News

June 26th, 2018 6:00 PM

The latest Gallup/Knight Foundation poll on the media and democracy finds a substantial degree of skepticism about the press, despite all the sloganeering about “Facts First” and “Truth” being “more important than ever.” Overall, Americans estimate that about 62 percent of the news they see on television, read in newspapers and hear on the radio is biased. They are even more inclined to see…

Poll: 77 Percent Believe 'Traditional' Media Report 'Fake News'

April 2nd, 2018 5:26 PM

The American people are very skeptical of “fake news” in the Old Media. A new Monmouth University poll asked respondents “Do you think some traditional major news sources like TV and newspapers ever report fake news stories, or not?” A whopping 77 percent of those polled said Yes – 31 percent said it happens regularly, and 46 percent said it happens occasionally.

Poll Finds Poor Trust Numbers for ABC, CBS, NBC, NYT, LAT, WashPost

November 8th, 2017 1:10 PM
Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner reports a new poll shows more voters than not find the Big Three network newscasts and the nation’s three largest liberal newspapers “untrustworthy.” The latest Zogby poll asked specifically about "NBC, CBS, and ABC, along with large newspapers such as the New York Times, L.A. Times, and Washington Post?”The results? Forty-eight percent believe these outlets…

Wow: Nearly Half of Voters Believe Media Make Up Stories About Trump

October 18th, 2017 10:42 AM

According to a poll conducted by Politico and Morning Consult, nearly half of American voters distrust the media’s reporting on President Trump and his administration. Not only that, but they believe journalists deliberately fabricate stories about Trump. More surprising, it’s not just Republicans or Trump supporters who believe this.

Gallup Poll: Most Republicans Disagree Media 'Get the Facts Straight'

September 4th, 2017 10:33 PM
This isn't a great poll number for the press. Gallup reports that “Just over a third of Americans (37%) in 2017 say news organizations generally get the facts straight, unchanged from the last time Gallup asked this question in 2003.” While overall perception of the media’s accuracy is stable, major partisan shifts emerged over the past 14 years. Republicans' trust in the media's accuracy has…

PBS Poll: More Americans Trust Trump Than the Media; 'Horrible Trend'

July 6th, 2017 10:51 AM
Monday's PBS NewsHour spotlighted the low trust in the news media, according to the results of their latest poll. Only 30 percent of those surveyed by NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist trust the press "a good deal" or "a great amount." The Trump administration scored seven points better in the same poll. Guest Stuart Rothenberg bemoaned the "horrible trend" towards distrust of the media over the past…

New Poll: 50 Percent Believe Media Have Over-Dramatized Trump Charges

June 23rd, 2017 4:14 PM

If you believe that the news media's coverage of allegations involving President Donald Trump has been irresponsible and over-dramatized, you’re not alone. According to a new poll released by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, 50 percent of participants believe the media have favored people making allegations against the Republican occupant of the White House; 34 percent think the media…

Two New Polls Show Deepening Distrust of Trump-Trashing Press Corps

June 22nd, 2017 2:36 PM

Two new polls demonstrate an ongoing, deepening distrust of the so-called “objective” news media, especially among Republicans. A new Rasmussen Reports poll published on Thursday found 76 percent of Republicans and 51 percent of voters not affiliated with either major political party believe most reporters are biased against President Trump. found 70 percent agreed news…

New Poll: Most Americans Don't Trust the 'Fake News' Media

May 24th, 2017 3:13 PM
More research from liberal universities has confirmed that not only is the media biased against Trump, but a majority of the public doesn’t trust what they read from the mainstream media either. These findings echo a Gallup poll from September that showed only 32 percent of Americans trusted the media.  

Bozell & Graham Column: Hiding the Media's Disapproval Rating

March 14th, 2017 11:00 PM

The latest poll by USA Today and Suffolk University carried some eye-opening numbers about public disapproval of the media’s aggressive attempts to run the country. They found President Trump has a 45 percent approval rating, while 47 percent disapprove. That’s not surprising. The media talk about his unpopularity all the time. But here’s what they don’t talk about: their own numbers. Only 37…

Poll: Majority of Americans Agree Media Is ‘Opposition Party’ to Trump

March 7th, 2017 4:58 PM

A new poll released on Monday by Investor’s Business Daily reported that a firm majority of American’s have not only become “weary” of seeing the media’s negative Trump coverage, but also that the liberal media have been cemented as the “opposition party” to Trump.  

New Poll: 38% Give the Press a Big Fat 'F' for Campaign Coverage

November 21st, 2016 8:07 PM

Evidence keeps piling up that the American people have a very low opinion of how the media reports on our elections. The latest Pew Research Center opinion survey revealed “Just 22% give the press a grade of an A or B, while 38% give it a failing grade” – an F. The approval of the media has been declining for years. After the 2004 re-election of George W. Bush, 33 percent of voters gave the…

MRC/YouGov Poll: Most Voters Saw, Rejected News Media Bias

November 15th, 2016 9:47 AM
A post-election MRC/YouGov Poll of more than 2,000 actual voters demonstrates the American people were not persuaded by the dishonest liberal media to vote against Trump

By Overwhelming 10-1, Public Thinks Media Want Clinton to Win

October 29th, 2016 7:24 PM

Two national polls released late in the week confirmed the public widely recognizes the news media’s agenda in favor of Hillary Clinton and decidedly against Donald Trump, a reality documented in a NewsBusters study earlier in the week. “By nearly 10-1, all those surveyed say the news media, including major newspapers and TV stations, would like to see Clinton rather than Trump elected,” Susan…