More voters trust Trump than the political media: poll

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WASHINGTON – President Trump has largely eroded America’s trust in the national political media during his first few months in the White House, according to a new poll.

On the eve of Trump’s 100th day in office, a new national poll by Morning Consult finds that more voters trust the president than the reporters covering his administration on a daily basis.

Thirty seven percent of voters believe the White House has been more forthright than the media, versus 29 percent who favor the press. Another 34 percent were unsure or had no opinion.

Trump has made media criticism a staple of his administration, often claiming that mainstream outlets are egregiously biased and guilty of disseminating “fake news.”

Americans polled seem to agree, with 48 percent of respondents saying reporters have been more negative in their coverage of Trump than they have been of previous administrations.

Fewer than one in five voters said the president has been let off easy by the press in hist first 100 days.

The survey of 2,006 U.S. adults was conducted between April 25-26. Results contain a margin of error plus or minus 2 percentage points.