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Poll: Americans Trust Trump Administration More Than the Media

A new PBS poll shows Americans trust the Trump administration over the mainstream media by a 37-30 margin.

The numbers represent those who trust either entity “a good deal” or “a great amount.”

Upon seeing the results, political analyst Stuart Rothenberg stated that the distrust of the media represents a “horrible trend.”


Via NewsBusters:

Monday’s PBS NewsHour spotlighted the low trust in the news media, according to the results of their latest poll. Only 30 percent of those surveyed by NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist trust the press “a good deal” or “a great amount.”

The Trump administration scored seven points better in the same poll. Guest Stuart Rothenberg bemoaned the “horrible trend” towards distrust of the media over the past several decades.

NPR’s Tamara Keith underlined that “these numbers are part of a very long trend of institutions losing trust from the American people; and that…puts America at risk.”

Based on the polling data, host Judy Woodruff concluded “that the media may be a good whipping boy.”

Hence the President railing on them as ‘fake news.’

Check out the segment below …


Perpetually proving President Trump’s point that you’re ‘fake news’ doesn’t exactly help with the trustworthy numbers.

Perhaps printing years-old conspiracy theories and Russia collusion stories as fact – only to have to retract them -isn’t the best way to earn the public’s trust.

Or maybe, as another example, cutting a video of the Polish First Lady shaking President Trump’s hand and pretending she didn’t, then wailing like a 12-year-old girl isn’t the best use of one of your top network personalities.



Oh well, at least it’s not affecting ratings or anything. Right? Right?!



Not so for CNN, who dropped to 13th in the prime time slot this week behind such networks as HGTV, Nick-at-Nite, and the Discovery Channel.

When do you think the media will learn? They can’t win in a battle of truth with President Trump because nobody is buying what they’re selling any longer.

Do you trust the media or Trump more? Share your thoughts below!

Read more at the Political Insider

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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