46% of voters think the media concocts fake Trump stories, poll says

Oct 20, 2017, 00:44
46% of voters think the media concocts fake Trump stories, poll says

The Politico poll, published Wednesday, found that almost 50 percent of Americans do, in fact, think that the media fabricates stories about Trump and his administration, while 37 percent don't.

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.

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The poll found that the divide is very partisan - 76 percent of Republican voters think the news media invents stories about Trump and his administration, while just 11 percent don't think they make up stories.

On Wednesday night he tweeted, quoting a poll that Fox News reported on - but was actually published by Politico and Morning Consult - that found "46 percent of Americans think the media is inventing stories about Trump and his administration", Trump wrote.

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A new report by Politico states that almost half of the American people believe Twitter fabricates stories about President Trump. For Democrats, about 20 percent do believe the media make up stories, but 65 percent do not believe this.

Trump, who has fought the media since assuming the presidency, seemed to challenge the freedom of the press last week. They've gone insane. CNN is a joke. They also claimed he slammed the President as a "moron". But the media is absolutely dishonest - and frankly, I've never seen anything quite like it, " stated President Trump during a radio interview.

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The poll was conducted via landline and cell phone from October 12-15 among 1,010 respondents with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.

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