Despite constant negative coverage, President Trump’s approval rating continues to go up!
And it just passed that of the Media.
That sounds exactly right to me.
I trust the news I get directly from President Trump and his Twitter feed much more than I trust the bias and propoganda coming from the MSM.
Do you agree?
From The Hill:
The Trump administration is more trusted than the news media among voters, according to a new Emerson College poll.
The administration is considered truthful by 49 percent of registered voters and untruthful by 48 percent.
But the news media is less trusted than the administration, with 53 percent calling it untruthful and just 39 percent finding it honest.
The numbers split along party lines, with nearly 9 in 10 Republicans saying the Trump administration is truthful, compared with more than 3 in 4 Democrats who say the opposite.
The Emerson poll found that 69 percent of Democrats think the news media is truthful while 91 percent of Republicans consider the Fourth Estate untruthful.
Independents, meanwhile, believe both the administration and the news media are untruthful, with 52 percent saying the administration is untruthful and 47 percent saying the same about the media.
The poll echoes Gallup's annual poll on the public's trust in media, which showed before the election that 32 percent of Americans trusted the institution, including just 14 percent of Republicans.
Story confirmed by US News:
PRESIDENT DONALD J. Trump's administration is more trusted among U.S. voters than the media, according to a new poll.
The poll, conducted by Emerson College, found that the administration is considered truthful by a slim majority, 49 percent, versus 48 percent of registered voters who said it was untruthful. By way of comparison, only 39 percent of registered voters view the media as truthful, with 53 percent saying the news media is dishonest.
"The partisan split on this topic is clear – 89 percent of Republicans find the Trump administration truthful, versus 77 percent of Democrats who find the administration untruthful. Conversely, 69 percent of Democrats find the news media truthful, while a whopping 91 percent of Republicans consider them untruthful. Independents consider both untruthful," Emerson reports.
Trump's teams have been at war with members of the traditional press since before he won on Election Day. At a December press conference, Trump, then president-elect, pointedly called one major outlet "fake news." And in his first address from the White House podium the day after the inauguration, press secretary Sean Spicer berated the press for what he deemed as false coverage of the event's crowd sizes. Steve Bannon, White House counselor and chief strategist, has reportedly referred to the media in Washington, D.C. as the "opposition party."
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