46% of voters think the media concocts fake Trump stories, poll says

President Donald Trump calls on a reporter during a news conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras left in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington Tuesday Oct. 17 2017

The poll showed that 37 percent of voters do not believe the media is making stories up about Trump.

Eight-five percent of individuals who strongly approved of Trump's performance in office said the media invented stories about Trump, compared to just 7% from that subset who said the media did not invent stories.

Almost half of voters believe the news media fabricates stories about President Donald Trump and his administration, according to a new Politico and Morning Consult poll.

According to a Morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday, about half of US voters think that mainstream news outlets push out false content, or crowd favorite "fake news", when publishing articles on US President Donald Trump. Forty-four percent of independent voters think the media make up stories about Trump, and 31 percent think they do not.

A new report by Politico states that almost half of the American people believe Twitter fabricates stories about President Trump. Republicans are more suspicious of the media than any other group, with 76 percent saying they believe in fake news.

Trump, who has fought the media since assuming the presidency, seemed to challenge the freedom of the press last week.

Recent comments on the subject include his Tuesday tweet, "So much Fake News being put in dying magazines and newspapers". I thought after I won, the media would become much more stable and much more honest. They also claimed he slammed the President as a "moron". NBC is a total joke.

The poll, which was conducted Oct.12-16, surveyed 1,991 registered voters. The margin of error is +/- 2 percentage points.

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