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Poll: Majority Believe Media Working With Democrats to Try to Impeach Trump

Trump dollars taxpayersPresident Donald Trump is facing impeachment from Democrats with help from media outlets that are also working against him, a new poll found the majority of Americans to believe.

Respondents to a Rasmussen Reports survey were asked, “When they write or talk about the impeachment effort, are most reporters trying to help impeach President Trump or block his impeachment? Or are most reporters simply interested in reporting the news in an unbiased manner?”

A majority, or 53 percent, said they think most reporters are trying to help impeach President Trump when they write or talk about impeachment. On the other hand, 32 percent said that most reporters are interested in reporting the news in an unbiased manner.

Eight percent said most reporters are trying to help Trump by attempting to block the impeachment efforts against him.

Of the majority who think reporters are actively working to assist in the impeachment efforts, 76 percent of Republicans, 48 percent of Independents, and 36 percent of Democrats agreed with the statement.

Some 860 of the 1,000 likely voters said they’ve been following news about the impeachment and 54 percent said they’ve been following very closely. Among those voters, 58 percent, or a higher percentage, said reporters are trying to help impeach Trump.

Among respondents who said they strongly approve of the job Trump is doing, nine out of ten said reporters are trying to help impeach him; among those who strongly disapprove of Trump’s job performance, only 16 percent said reporters are assisting in the impeachment efforts.

The survey was conducted by Rasmussen from Nov. 12 to Nov. 13 and had an error of plus/minus three percent.

The poll tracks with other surveys conducted in recent years showing widespread distrust of the media and what motivates reporters and others who work in the field.

About one-third of respondents to a Hill-Harris X survey in July said that the news media is “the enemy of the people,” a label frequently used by Trump to describe outlets he feels put out slanted coverage about him and his administration. A slight majority, 51 percent, of Republican respondents, said the press is “the enemy of the people,” along with 35 percent of Independents and 14 percent of Democrats.

In a September report, Gallup said that respondents’ trust in the media was down to 41 percent, with just 13 percent saying they trust media “a great deal” and 28 percent saying they trust media “a fair amount.”

Of the respondents, 69 percent of Democrats, 15 percent of Republicans, and 36 percent of Independents said they trust the media.

It said Republicans became “increasingly mistrustful” of the media in 2016 during Trump’s campaign for the presidency. “Between 2015 and 2016, Republican trust in the mass media fell 18 points to its historical low of 14 percent, where it remained in 2017. Following a seven-point boost last year, it has returned to 15 percent,” Gallup stated.

“For their part, Democrats have consistently been more trusting of the media than Republicans but rallied around the press and became even more trusting when Trump took office in 2017. The latest data show that in the last year, trust has declined slightly among all partisan groups, but still remains sharply polarized.”

Reprinted with permission from - The Epoch Times - by Zachary Stieber

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LauraC

Anyone who currently trusts the media either is not paying attention or is willfully ignorant.

Sandra

The Democrats state that Fox News is the Presidents network; however, CNN, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, and PBS are the Democrats networks. Seems a little unbalanced, shouldn’t all news networks be bipartisan and tell the news objectively?

Lonnie Wornica

The majority of news articles are written by ‘journalists’ of the Associated Press or USA Today, both of which are extremely liberal.

Tom Rooneuy

Democrats are ripping our beloved country apart – the rest of the world is laughing at the USA

Rita Gates

The judicial system needs to put a stop to this circus of Democrats lies and waste of taxpayer money. They are trying to get rid of Trump and the Vice president so Polocy can take over. Did you wonder why she isn’t president in the hearings. The sign hanging in the back if Shiff,s chair in the hearing room for everyone to see “Impeach Trump or he will win the 2020 election is all the motive I need to see.

CAP

Who, what, why, where, when. Remember the good old days by the press, or at least something close to that? Not anymore. The press is ‘out of the closet’ and extremely biased against the right.

Jerry novy

Old news nothing but rhetoric no action yak yak yak spineless public needs to take action and literally stop thieving politicians

Bob L.

Even FOX is leaning to the left these days. I switched to watching One America News Network months ago.

Lil

Democrats Nancy need to stop with there circus act . They are worried hell win again and they should be scared but lot Americans not buying into the scam from Democrats n nancy

Beverly

Totally believe the media is against President Trump.

Corky

If one thinks the media is just reporting the news, they must be a Democrat.

Ed J

Journalism? Really? The standards and integrity of traditional journalism as a profession basically do not exist anymore, or at most are extremely rare. Why do you think the media is now called the LAMESTREAM Media? Where today are the Walter Cronkite and Edward R. Murrow kinds of journalists from yesteryear? They are conspicuous by their absence in America today.

Jerry Decker

Jerry D: Impeachment hearings are pure Bull Schmidt. Democrats, News Media, Deep State, RINOS are trying to overturn. The Government of the United States of America. They should all be tried for TREASON. If the Republicans had done this to Barrack Insane Obama, there would be hundreds of people in Federal Prisons. Mullah Obama has proven to be the worst president, and President Donald Trump is proving to be the best. Just imagine what he and the Republicans could have accomplished if all the BS surrounding him hadn’t occurred.

Cinny

I do not understand how the Demo’s can hold these hearing. If you look at President Trump’s past, what is he doing now and his plans for the future. They (Democrats HAVE NOTHING on our President. He needs to be highly respected due to his office and the U.S. looks like a bunch of clowns. The foreign leaders already know who Trump ‘was and is”.
Let’s stop this Bullying by the Democrats and remove those who do not hold up the law of This Great Country of The United States of America.

PTY

Investigative reporting is dead!

Mark for Trump 2020

President Trump has been available to the press more than any President. Even though they treat him with the most disrespect, he’s out there. Every charge the Democrats come up with against President Trump, they, the Democrats are the ones performing these acts and the liberal media backs up the Democrats every single time. There are so many lies and made up stories, they all have a hard time keeping up with themselves. So, all the things President Trump is getting blamed for and condemned, the Obama administration was getting praised for the same acts. Here we have a President keeping all his promises with a stellar economy because of him and that is cause for impeachment? Where is the coverage on the numerous misdeeds the Democrats have been involved in these past three years? Only FOX and OAN give the fairest discussion points. If the Democrats pull off a… Read more »

Joe Rogers

The journalists may be a little short sighted with their efforts. After they help the progressives get a firm hold on things, the progressives will thank the journalists by getting rid of them as well.

Jim Crapse

The media with the radical left employees continually bows to Soros. I cannot understand how a group of apparently intelligent men and women would give their integrity
away to such an evil person. I am sure many of these “Fake News” employees experience serious personal issues at work and home. Trump’s election in 2020 will really cause them personal significant health and mental problems. We will need more mental asylums to handle the influx.

DVA

I am 72 and in my opinion the press has ALWAYS been biased.