POLL! Plurality of Dems agree with Trump that media is dividing country

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 16: Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump scream at the media as they gather for what was billed as "The Mother of all Rallies" on September 16, 2017 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images)

According to a new Poll Americans agree with Donald Trump that the media is dividing the country.


  • 64% of voters say the press has done more to divide, compared to 56% who said the same about Trump.
  • Plurality of Democrats say the press divides, along with eight in 10 Republicans.

Here are the rest of the Polls findings.


In the new Morning Consult/Politico poll, 64 percent of registered voters said the press has done more to divide the country than unite it since Trump took office, compared with 56 percent who said the same was true of the president. The poll of 2,543 voters was conducted Oct. 25-30, after news first broke of mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc’s attempted acts of politically motivated violence and amid news of a shooting by suspect Robert Bowers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

The view that the national news media has been a mostly divisive presence was shared among partisans: A plurality of Democrats (46 percent) said the national media has done more to divide than unite — about half the share of Democrats (88 percent) who said the same of Trump. Eight in 10 Republicans agree that the media has done more to divide, while a quarter of Republicans said Trump has been mostly divisive.

Donald Trump has made this claim multiple times:






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