REPORT: 65% of Voters Consider Mainstream Media #FakeNews

A new poll from Harvard-Harris, released early and exclusively to The Hill, outlines how the public views the MSM, and it is not flattering.

Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the mainstream press is full of fake news,” The Hill’s report begins. “A sentiment that is held by a majority of voters across the ideological spectrum.”

The data was provided to The Hill exclusively and illustrates how 65{c18972fae7bad54fccba2a5109f73c6e4ffe73508739d7249e14c4c49d351322} of voters believe that there is an overwhelming amount of fake news in the mainstream media today. The numbers break down with 80{c18972fae7bad54fccba2a5109f73c6e4ffe73508739d7249e14c4c49d351322} of Republicans, 60{c18972fae7bad54fccba2a5109f73c6e4ffe73508739d7249e14c4c49d351322} of independents, and 53{c18972fae7bad54fccba2a5109f73c6e4ffe73508739d7249e14c4c49d351322} of Democrats; beyond this, 84{c18972fae7bad54fccba2a5109f73c6e4ffe73508739d7249e14c4c49d351322} of voters said: “it is hard to know what news to believe online.”

The Hill reports:

Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the mainstream press is full of fake news, a sentiment that is held by a majority of voters across the ideological spectrum.

“Much of the media is now just another part of the partisan divide in the country with Republicans not trusting the ‘mainstream’ media and Democrats seeing them as reflecting their beliefs,” said Harvard-Harris co-director Mark Penn. “Every major institution from the presidency to the courts is now seen as operating in a partisan fashion in one direction or the other.”

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