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The Zogby Poll: A majority of voters believe mainstream media coverage of president not objective; A majority of women voters agree too!

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Is the mainstream media's coverage of Donald Trump's presidency too negative?

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In our recent nationwide online survey of 856 likely US voters, conducted from July 14 to July 16, 2017 we analyzed voters' attitudes regarding President Trump and the mainstream media's coverage of his presidency. The margin of error for this survey was +/- 3.4 percentage points.

A majority of likely voters (57%) believe the mainstream media's coverage of Trump is too negative and 44% disagree. While the President has been known to slam media outlets for "fake news", our poll shows voters are not crazy about the mainstream media's coverage of the Trump presidency. Not surprisingly views of this issue are split along party lines, with nearly seven in ten Democrats disagreeing that coverage is too negative, while Republicans are almost all (87%) in agreement that the mainstream media is not fair towards Donald Trump. Independents fall in line with voters overall; a majority (54%) believe the mainstream media is not fair in its portrayal of the President. With exception to traditional Democratic sub-groups, such as younger voters 18-29-44% yes/56% no, lower income voters earning less than $25k annually-50% yes/50% no and western voters--49% yes/51% no, a majority of almost every other major sub-group believes the mainstream media's coverage of President Trump is too negative. Even women-55% yes/45% no and African Americans-51% yes/49% no, agree that mainstream media coverage is too negative; both of whom traditionally do not give high marks to Trump.

Please click here to view the methodology statement.

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