Blog Briefing Room

Poll: Majority of Trump supporters say media is ‘enemy of American people’


A majority of President Trump’s supporters in a new poll agree with the president’s claim that the media is “the enemy of the American people,” according to new research from YouGov.

According to the data, more than 60 percent of “Trump approvers” said they agreed with the statement, while just about 15 percent of “Trump disapprovers” said they agreed with it, according to BuzzFeed

The survey also showed that trust and confidence in the press falls roughly along party lines, with 74 percent of Democrats or those who lean Democratic saying they have a “great deal” or “a fair amount” of confidence in the press, a 23-point increase from last year. Among Republican and Republican-leaning respondents, only 19 percent said the same.

President Trump has feuded with the media throughout his presidency, and tweeted in February that the “fake news media” is the “enemy of the American people,” specifically calling out The New York Times, NBC News, ABC, CBS and CNN.

{mosads}Beyond referring to negative press coverage as “fake news,” Trump has called for people to sue news networks over inaccurate reporting and suggested that he may revoke networks’ broadcasting licenses.

The president’s attacks on networks have largely targeted CNN, tweeting last month that the network represents the U.S. “very poorly” to the rest of the world, and that Fox News is “much more important” than CNN.

Tags Donald J. Trump media News media press

The Hill has removed its comment section, as there are many other forums for readers to participate in the conversation. We invite you to join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter.

Most Popular

Load more


See all Video