44% of Americans believe the press invents negative stories about President Trump, including 74% of Republicans

Distrust of the news media didn’t start with Donald Trump, but he has amplified and stoked those doubts like no American president before him. Trump is also not the first politician to discredit any negative reporting on him, but his effort to undermine a shared understanding of facts conveyed in […] Read more »

Most Americans doubt Trump on Russia probe, while Mueller approval tilts positive

More Americans say they approve of how special counsel Robert Mueller is handling the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election than say they disapprove, a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS has found, while most Americans say President Donald Trump’s public statements on the probe have not been […] Read more »

Don’t blame the election on fake news. Blame it on the media.

SINCE THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, an increasingly familiar narrative has emerged concerning the unexpected victory of Donald Trump. Fake news, much of it produced by Russian sources, was amplified on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, generating millions of views among a segment of the electorate eager to hear […] Read more »

Poynter Media Trust Survey: Trump is causing Democrats to trust media more, while Republicans are endorsing more extreme views

The presidency of Donald Trump has caused Democrats to experience a surge in confidence in the press at the same time that Republicans and Trump supporters are expressing more extreme, negative views of the media, according to new research in the Poynter Media Trust Survey released today. But while views […] Read more »

CBS News poll: Alabama Republicans call allegations against Roy Moore false

A new CBS News poll finds 71 percent of Alabama Republicans say the allegations against Roy Moore are false, and those who believe this also overwhelmingly believe Democrats and the media are behind those allegations. The poll found 92 percent of Republicans who don’t believe the allegations against Moore say […] Read more »