Poll: More Americans trust CNN than Trump

A new online poll finds that Americans trust CNN, The Washington Post and The New York Times more than President Trump, Axios reported Tuesday.

But amid Trump’s ongoing war against the press, trust is largely split among partisan lines, with 89 percent of Republicans viewing Trump as more trustworthy than CNN while 91 percent of Democrats think the opposite.

Among all adults, trust for CNN is 7 points ahead of Trump; among independents, CNN wins by 15 points.


Trump on Sunday tweeted a doctored video of a wrestling match between himself and CNN, escalating an ongoing war of rhetoric between the president and the cable news outlet, which he has repeatedly dismissed as “fake news.”

The video revived questions about whether Trump’s anti-media rhetoric is encouraging violence against the media.

When asked whether they trust Trump or The Washington Post/The New York Times more, the newspapers won by 9 points among all adults. And when Trump is pitted against ABC/CBS/NBC, the networks were judged more trustworthy by an 11-point margin.

The online poll by Survey Monkey was taken from June 29 to July 3 and surveyed 4,965 adults, with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.

The survey comes one day after one from NPR/PBS Marist College that reported 37 percent of all Americans have faith in the Trump administration, compared to only 30 percent for the media.


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