When the media skews and cherry picks what to check, it’s hard for people to trust what they say. Great way to run your business that is only effective if it tells the truth…
Only 29 percent of likely American voters “trust media fact-checking of candidates’ comments,” according to a late September survey from Rasmussen Reports, while a prior poll indicated presidential debate moderators would help Clinton over Trump.
Sixty-two percent of American likely voters, 88 percent of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump supporters, 69 percent of voters not affiliated with either the Republican or Democratic political parties, and 79 percent of Republican voters “believe the media skew the facts to help candidates they support.” These results come from a survey of 1,000 likely voters from September 28-29.
Fifty-nine percent of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s supporters, 51 percent of liberals, but just 29 percent of those likely voters actually trust media fact-checking of the candidates’ comments.
“Among the supporters of Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, sizable majorities also don’t trust media fact-checking,” Rasmussen stated of the poll.
Rasmussen also stated:
The majority of voters in most demographic categories believe the media play favorites when they fact-check candidates’ comments.
Blacks are more trusting of media fact-checking than whites and other minority voters are.