Poll: 63 percent believe news on coronavirus has been accurate

Sixty-three precent of voters believe news stories on the novel coronavirus has been accurate, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

Twenty-eight percent said the news has been mostly accurate, while 35 percent said it has been somewhat accurate, according to the May 27-28 poll of registered voters.

Thirty-seven percent say the news has been mostly or somewhat inaccurate with 22 percent saying somewhat inaccurate and 15 percent saying mostly inaccurate.

The poll found Democratic voters were more likely to feel confident about the news on the novel coronavirus, with 78 percent of Democrats believing coverage has been mostly or somewhat accurate.

Roughly 6 in 10 independent voters agreed while a bare majority (52 percent) of Republican voters said news coverage of the pandemic has been inaccurate. 

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 961 registered voters between May 27 and 28. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.16 percentage points. 

Gabriela Schulte