Trust in the media has been in the dumps for years, but for the first time in a national poll, that level of trust has fallen below 50 percent.
Past polls often showed that Republicans had little no trust in the media while Democrats had more trust. But always in the past the numbers averaged together put trust in the media at just over fifty percent if not higher.
However, a new poll finds that the usual tick over fifty percent support has melted away. And for the first time trust in the media is under fifty percent. An Edelman poll published by Axios shows the sad state of affairs:
56% of Americans agree that “journalists and reporters are purposely trying to mislead people by saying things they know are false or gross exaggerations.”take our poll - story continues below
58% of the public agrees that “most news organizations are more concerned with supporting an ideology or political position than with informing the public.”
The poll still found that huge disparity among Democrats and Republicans, of course. This poll found that 57 percent of Democrats trusted the media while only 18 percent of Republicans agreed. But in the past, Democrats were usually more gullible at more than 60 percent.
This poll also found trust in government institutions, private groups, and corporations have fallen to an all time low, as well.
Thank you, Democrat Party. Thank you left-wing establishment. Thank you institutes of “higher learning.”
The left destroys everything it touches.
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