POLL: 62% of Voters Believe Media Bias Has Gotten Worse
The majority of American voters still hold “fake news” in disregard. Overall, there’s a significant level of distrust in the political news they receive from the media.
According to the Rasmussen survey, 62% of likely voters believe media bias is worsening. Only 10% believe media bias is improving, while 26% indicated it has stayed the same.
52% of voters don’t trust the political news they received. By contrast, 32% trust the political news. An additional 16% are unsure.
42% revealed that they trust the corporate press’s coverage of the recent FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence. However, 44% don’t trust the media, and an additional 14% are unsure.
68% of Democratic voters trust what the corporate press is reporting about the FBI’s raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home. On the other hand, 70% of Republicans don’t trust the media’s coverage of the raid. Among independent voters, 45% don’t trust the media’s coverage of the FBI raid, while 36% trust the media’s coverage of the raid and 19% are unsure.
82% of all likely voters view “fake news” as a serious problem in the media, which includes 62% who believe it’s a very serious problem. Just 14% don’t believe “fake news” is a serious problem.
76% of Republicans believe “fake news” is a very serious problem in the media, while 54% of Republicans and independent voters alike share the same views about fake news.
55% of Democrats trust the news they’re receiving. By contrast, 67% of Republicans and 59% of independent voters don’t trust the news they’re receiving.
76% of Republicans believe the media bias problem is worsening, in addition to 44% of Democrats and 68% of independent voters.
58% of voters making north of $200,000 believe the corporate media’s coverage of the FBI raid. By contrast, 52% of voters with incomes between $30,000 and $50,000 don’t trust the media’s coverage of the FBI raid.
The corporate media should not be trusted. It’s an arm of the regime. Thankfully, we have alternative media to fill in the information void. However, the powers that be want to use Big Tech and Big Finance to deplatform and debank alternative media outlets who challenge regime narratives.
That’s why it’s so important to pass an Internet Bill of Rights that protects all forms of free speech and media outlets from both corporate and state censorship.