Poll: 72% Of Young Americans Say Mainstream Media Is ‘Fake News’
A new poll from IBD/TIPP found the overwhelmingly majority of young Americans believe the mainstream media is “fake news” that presents baseless information on a daily basis with the sole intention of bringing down a democratically elected President.
Investor’s Business Daily report:
Americans overwhelmingly blame the media for the hoopla surrounding the Russian investigation, with 57% agreeing that “the media has prematurely declared President Trump and his allies guilty of collusion with Russia” despite a lack of evidence. Just 39% disagreed.
And once again, the partisan split was notable, with 83% of Republicans agreeing that the media had displayed bias, but just 32% of Democrats saying the same. Some 62% of independents saw media bias in the coverage of the Russia investigation.
Perhaps surprisingly, the age group that saw the greatest media effect was the youngest — the 18-to-24 year-old age group, with 72% agreeing that the media had essentially treated Trump and his campaign officials as guilty in covering the Russia issue without providing evidence. All of the other age groups were in the 53% to 59% range.