President Donald Trump has been feuding with the media from day one of his campaign, and that’s a theme we’ll see for the next four (or eight) years.
The other day, Trump made headlines for claiming that all negative polls about him are “fake news,” comparing them to the polls showing he would’ve lost to Hillary Clinton.
Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 6, 2017
Real or not – Trump should be able to relax knowing he’s at least polling better than the media.According to The Hill,The Trump administration is more trusted than the news media among voters, according to a new Emerson College The administration is considered truthful by 49 percent of registered voters and untruthful by 48 percent.
But the news media is less trusted than the administration, with 53 percent calling it untruthful and just 39 percent finding it honest.
The numbers split along party lines, with nearly 9 in 10 Republicans saying the Trump administration is truthful, compared with more than 3 in 4 Democrats who say the opposite.
The Emerson poll found that 69 percent of Democrats think the news media is truthful while 91 percent of Republicans consider the Fourth Estate untruthful.
Independents, meanwhile, believe both the administration and the news media are untruthful, with 52 percent saying the administration is untruthful and 47 percent saying the same about the media.
During the election, the media constantly covered negative stories surrounding Trump over negative stories about Hillary by outstanding margins. When the media as a whole was in the tank for Hillary, it’s no wonder they’re rightly skeptical of the coverage they’re receiving of President Trump today.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]