Poll: Nearly half of Americans believe media fabricates Trump news
President Trump regularly accuses much of the U.S. media of fabricating reports about him, and it appears almost half of Americans believe that to be true.
A recent Politico/Morning Consult poll revealed 46 percent of the nearly 2,000 registered voters surveyed from October 12 to 16 think news outlets make up Trump-related stories.
37 percent said that is not the case, while 17 percent said they were undecided on the matter.
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At 76 percent, Republicans were most apt to view the news regarding the president and his administration as fake. 44 percent of Independents and 20 percents of Democrats responded similarly.
Trump has made “fake news” one of his key issues, accusing the bulk of major media outlets, print and broadcast alike, of telling tall tales.
Recent comments on the subject include his Tuesday tweet, “So much Fake News being put in dying magazines and newspapers. Only place worse may be @NBCNews, @CBSNews, @ABC and @CNN. Fiction writers!”
Days prior and following the NBC report that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had called Trump a “moron,” the president said via Twitter, “People are just now starting to find out how dishonest and disgusting (FakeNews) @NBCNews is. Viewers beware. May be worse than even @CNN!”
“The Fake News Is going all out in order to demean and denigrate! Such hatred!” Trump said in another tweet.