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Emerson College Poll: Majority Say Trump More Honest Than Media

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By    |   Wednesday, 08 Feb 2017 04:21 PM

More Americans believe President Donald Trump over the media, a poll conducted by Emerson College finds.

The Trump administration is considered truthful by 49 percent of voters, while 48 percent of voters think the media is untruthful. Among registered voters, the news media is considered untruthful by 53 percent, compared to just 39 percent who finds it truthful. Sixty-nine percent of Democrats find the news media truthful, while 91 percent consider it untruthful.

Along party lines, 89 percent of Republicans find Trump to be truthful, while 77 percent of Democrats think the opposite. Trump has been slammed for making false statements on several occasions, including Tuesday when he claimed the national murder rate was the highest it has been in 47 years.

"Did you know that? Forty-seven years," Trump said during a meeting with county sheriffs at the White House. "I used to use that – I'd say that in a speech – and everybody was surprised, because the press doesn't tell it like it is. It wasn't to their advantage to say that. But the murder rate is the highest it's been in, I guess, from 45 to 47 years."

The poll, conducted Feb. 5-6 among 617 registered voters, also found 48 percent of registered voters approved of Trump's job performance thus far vs. 47 percent who disagree.

Kellyanne Conway, a top Trump aide who is frequently on TV, holds a favorability ratio of 39 percent. Less popular is Steve Bannon, who is viewed unfavorably by 47 percent of voters.

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