A new poll from NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist shows that Americans trust President Trump much more than they trust the media. The poll was conducted June 21-25.
While 30 percent of adults said they trusted the media, 37 percent said they trusted the Trump administration. While this is historically low trustworthiness for a presidency, its also very low for the media.
Trump has made it a special focus of his to bash the mainstream media that he believes is unfairly biased against him while giving Democrats and leftists a free pass.
Recently the feud escalated when Trump tweeted an animated image some say incited violence against CNN. CNN responded by allegedly threatening to reveal the identity of the image creator, who was a Trump supporter.
The poll also found that the intelligence community got high marks from Americans, with a trustworthy rating of 60 percent, while Congress continues to get low ratings, with only 29 percent trusting the legislature.
Americans are very divided on the trustworthiness of opinion polls, this opinion poll said. While half of Democrats believe they are trustworthy (50 percent), only 28 percent of Republicans believe opinion polls are trustworthy.
Trump has targeted the intelligence community and news media opinion polls for his Twitter ire in the past.
Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to "leak" into the public. One last shot at me.Are we living in Nazi Germany?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2017
Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 6, 2017
The polls shows many more Americans believe that there was a loss of civility in politics after Trump was elected, than there were that said the same after former President Obama’s election. While only 35 percent said civility had declined in a Gallup poll after Obama’s election, twice as many, 70 percent, said the same thing of Trump’s election.
An online poll recently found that more Americans trusted the CNN news network than they trusted Trump, by a measure of 50 percent to 43 percent.