Poll: Americans divided over news media’s coverage of Trump

Americans are divided over whether the news media’s coverage of President Trump has been too tough or not tough enough, according to a new poll.

A Gallup survey finds 35 percent of Americans said the media has been “too tough” on Trump, compared to 34 percent who think the media has been “not tough enough.”

Twenty-eight percent think the media has been “about right” with its coverage of Trump.

{mosads}Republicans and Democrats differ in their opinions of the president.

A majority of Republicans, 77 percent, said the media’s coverage of Trump is too tough, compared to just 7 percent who said it is not tough enough.

But among Democrats, only 8 percent think the media’s coverage is too tough and 53 percent think it is not tough enough. Another 38 percent of Democrats think it is about right.

In a January poll taken shortly after Trump’s inauguration, 36 percent of all voters said the media’s coverage was too tough on the president, compared to 28 percent who said it was not tough enough.

The new poll was conducted from July 5 to 9 among 1,021 adults. The margin of error is 4 percent.

President Trump often rails on the media and refers to certain networks or stories as “fake news.” 

On Wednesday, he blasted the media for its use of anonymous sources. His comments came as new details emerged about a meeting his son, Donald Trump Jr., had last year with a Russian lawyer.

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