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Poll: Almost half think media fabricate Trump reports

Poll: Almost half think media fabricate Trump reports

Nearly half of voters surveyed in a new poll think the media make up stories about President Trump and his administration.

A Politico/Morning Consult poll finds 46 percent of voters think the media fabricate reports about Trump and his administration.

Only 37 percent of voters disagree and another 17 percent are undecided, according to the poll.

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The percentage of Republican voters who think the media make up stories about Trump is even higher.

Seventy-six percent of Republicans think the media fabricate stories about Trump and his administration. About 20 percent of Democrats think the media make up stories, but 65 percent of Democrats disagree.

Still, just 28 percent of voters believe the government should be able to take away the broadcast licenses of news organizations. A majority of voters, 51 percent, disagree that the government should have that power and another 21 percent are undecided.

The poll of 1,991 registered voters was conducted from Oct. 12-16. Its margin of error is 2 percent.

The poll comes after Trump tweeted last week that licenses should be challenged and revoked, if appropriate.

"Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked," Trump wrote on Twitter. "Not fair to public!"

An FCC commissioner said Sunday that media licenses won't be revoked just because Trump is dissatisfied with the coverage.

The FCC's chairman also said Tuesday the commission doesn't have the authority to revoke a broadcast network's license based on content.

Trump launched another attack against the media on Tuesday, referring to reporters at certain networks as "fiction writers."