Politico Poll: 46 Percent Believe Media Fabricates Stories About Trump

Politico Poll: 46 Percent Believe Media Fabricates Stories About Trump

A Politico/Morning Consult poll finds 46 percent of voters think the media fabricate reports about Trump and his administration.

The same poll found that 44 percent of voters approve of the job Trump is doing and 51 percent disapprove.

Despite the President's attacks being condemned by newspaper columnists and Democratic politicians, findings of the new poll seem to indicate that the increasing attacks on the media appear to have struck a chord with Trump's Republican base.

Eight-five percent of individuals who strongly approved of Trump's performance in office said the media invented stories about Trump, compared to just 7% from that subset who said the media did not invent stories.

A large majority of Hillary Clinton voters do not, with 16 percent saying they believed the fabrication claim and another 71 percent saying not-so-much.

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.

Earlier in October, after NBC reported on tensions between Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson - including the reported detail that Tillerson had allegedly called Trump a "moron" - Trump called the network "dishonest and disgusting (fake news)".

More Trump voters and Republicans would like to see the federal government with that power, but not enough to make a majority.

"Voters, particularly Trump supporters, have become disenchanted with the national media", Kyle Dropp, chief research officer and co-founder of Morning Consult, told Politico. The margin of sampling error is 2 percentage points.

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