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

Donald Trump the US President
Donald Trump the US President Credit EPA OLIVIER DOULIERY POOL

20 October, 2017

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.

The poll showed that 37 percent of voters do not believe the media is making stories up about Trump.

President Donald Trump announces the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change during a Rose Garden ceremony on June 1, 2017.

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According to the poll, 70 percent of Democratic respondents think Trump will be remembered as one of the worst presidents in history, while another 18 percent of Democrats think Trump will be remembered as a below average president.

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.

Among the voters who strongly approve of Trump's job performance in the poll, 85 percent believe the media fabricate stories about the president and his administration. 44 percent of Independents and 20 percents of Democrats responded similarly. The group's distrust of the news is not particularly surprising as the party's leader, Trump, spends so much time criticizing the media. The President tweeted last week, questioning what could be done to revoke the licenses of broadcast media outlets. "That being said, many are still not willing to let the federal government censor the media". It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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