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Poll: Over 60% Voters Don't Trust Media Fact-Checking

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By    |   Friday, 30 Sep 2016 01:01 PM

The majority of voters believe news organizations tilt towards favorites when it comes to fact-checking statements made by presidential candidates, according to Rasmussen Reports.

The assumption is stronger among Donald Trump supporters than those who back Hillary Clinton, the survey found.

The result of those who trust media fact-checking of candidate's comments:

  • Trust: 29 percent
  • Don't trust: 62 percent

A massive 88 percent of likely U.S. voters who support Trump believe news organizations skew the facts, while 59 percent Clinton supporters have faith in media fact-checking.

Among the Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein supporters, a decent majority does not trust media fact-checking.

The results of the poll did not come as a surprise since as many voters think reporters are likely to favor Trump over Clinton for this year's presidential bid.

In another poll, voters continued to strongly believe that the media was more keen to report a controversy than important issues that crop up during the presidential race.

The survey, which involved 1,000 likely voters, was conducted on Sept. 28 and 29. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points.

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