Beware: Nearly Half of Voters Think Media Fabricate Anti-Trump Stories


Though 65 percent of Democrats do not believe media fabricate stories. Forty-four percent of independent voters think the media fabricates stories about Trump, while 31 percent said they do not.

Among party lines, 76 percent of Republican voters believe the media puts out untrue stories about the president, while only 11 percent think the media is honest in its coverage of Trump.

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.

Additionally, 80 percent of Trump voters believe that to be true.

Almost half of voters believe the news media fabricates stories about President Donald Trump and his administration, according to a new Politico and Morning Consult poll. "Even 20 percent of Democrats think that the national media fabricate stories on President Trump and his administration". Another 38 percent say they'd be larger, and just 22 percent believe their taxes would get smaller.

The US president renewed his attacks on the media on Tuesday during a round of interviews with talk radio shows.

On Wednesday morning, Trump's Make America Great Again Committee - the joint fundraising committee between the president's campaign and the Republican National Committee - sent out a note to supporters belaboring the point.

NBC reported that Trump said at a Pentagon meeting that he wanted to nuclear weapons cache increased by 'ten-fold'.

When pollsters asked registered voters if revoking licenses is something the federal government should be able to do, a slim majority answered no. A majority of voters, 51 percent, disagree that the government should have that power and another 21 percent are undecided.

Politico/Morning consult surveyed 1,991 registered voters online, with a margin-of-error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

"Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked", Trump wrote on Twitter.