Media Biased Against Trump To Help Clinton Latest Rasmussen Poll
Mainstream media biased against Trump say most Americans according to a new political poll from Rasmussen Reports. The poll shows that 49% of likely voters believe the media is biased against Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. The number of voters who believe the media biased against Trump has increased, rising from 47% in December before the official start of the primary season.
The poll reveals that only 18% of Americans believe the media is biased against Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee, a decrease from 23% six months ago. It is mind boggling to believe 18% of likely voters think the American mainstream media could in any way be slanted against Crooked Hillary.
Just 36% say most reporters are not biased against Trump, while 67% think most are not biased against Clinton. That compares to 31% and 59% respectively in the previous survey. Roughly 15% remain undecided on both questions. This is consistent with surveying in the last two presidential election campaigns when voters considered the media biased in favor of the Democratic candidate and against the GOP nominee.
Just 37% of voters rate the media coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign as good or excellent. Nearly as many (33%) say the media is doing a poor job covering the election. A year ago, only 23% expected unbiased coverage of the 2016 presidential race.
Mainstream media bias is certainly a critical issue in the 2016 presidential campaign. Sixty-nine percent (69%) of Republicans and a plurality (48%) of independents feel the media is biased against Trump. Democrats are far less likely to agree, but even voters in Clinton’s own party are more likely to feel the media is biased against Trump (30%) than against Clinton (25%). Only nine percent (9%) of GOP voters and 18% of independents believe the media is biased against Clinton.
Voters in virtually every demographic group are much more likely to think the media is biased against Trump than against Clinton. Women (20%) are slightly more likely than men (15%) to say the media have been biased against Clinton. The younger the voter, the more likely he or she is to believe most reporters are biased against the former secretary of State.
Just 15% of whites think most reporters have been biased against Clinton, compared to 27% of blacks and 25% of other minority voters. Blacks are less likely than white and other minority voters to think the media has been biased against Trump.
Seventy-nine percent (79%) of voters who think most reporters are biased against Trump think the media is not biased against Clinton. Trump has now grown his lead over Clinton in Rasmussen Reports’ first weekly White House Watch survey.