(National Pulse) A majority of likely U.S. voters – 59 percent – believe the media are ‘truly the enemy of the people,’ according to a recent survey by Rasmussen Reports. The quote is taken from a 2019 Donald Trump tweet.
The press is doing everything within their power to fight the magnificence of the phrase, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! They can’t stand the fact that this Administration has done more than virtually any other Administration in its first 2yrs. They are truly the ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 5, 2019
The majority includes 35 percent who “strongly agree” with the statement and another 24 percent who “somewhat agree.”
A whopping 77 percent of Republicans agree with the statement, with 49 percent strongly agreeing. Only 20 percent disagree.
Almost half of Democrats – 44 percent – agree with the statement, with 24 percent strongly agreeing.
Trust in Media.
Rasmussen Reports also asked the 1,002 likely voters: “Do you trust the political news you are getting?”
The majority of American voters – 52 percent – answered “[n]o” to the question.
Almost two-thirds of Republicans are untrusting of the media – 65 percent. Democrats, too, are varied, with 35 percent answering “[n]o” and another 21 percent answering “[n]ot sure.”
Only 30 percent of the electorate answered “Yes,” with less than a quarter of Republicans – 22 percent – trusting the media and less than half of Democrats – 44 percent.
Lastly, Rasmussen Reports asked: “Does the media coverage of politics generally tend to favor Democrats or Republicans.”