Americans trust Trump more than media, says poll

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Michael F. Haverluck (

Trump speaking in TX (June 2016)The results of a new nationwide poll reveal that Americans believe President Donald Trump is more trustworthy than the news media.

According to the latest poll conducted to see who Americans trust, the ongoing battle between Trump and the media that has persisted for more than a year – since the onset of the presidential election season – has spurred citizens to believe that the president tells the truth more than the journalists who report on what is going on inside the White House.

News or propaganda?

With the preponderance of “fake news” accusations inundating the Internet and newswires across America, distrust in the mainstream media has escalated.

“Nearly a majority of registered voters said that they have greater trust in the Trump administration, while only 42 percent believe in reporters,” Townhall reported on the nationwide survey.

Pollsters discovered that the mainstream media’s jumping on the Democratic Party’s bandwagon – with its seemingly incessant barrage on Trump, his policies and his appointees – Americans are tired of hearing and seeing one-sided accounts aimed against anything associated with the president’s administration.

On February 9 – just a few weeks after Trump was sworn into office – a survey was released showing that Trump and his tweets were more worthy of Americans’ attention than reports broadcasted out of major media hubs from coast to coast.

“President Donald Trump gained the trust of nearly half of America with 49 percent calling him truthful,” Townhall’s Justin Holcomb informed from the poll conducted earlier this month. “At that time, the media had a 53-percent disapproval rating from Americans.”

Taking a look at the those who pledge their allegiance to the Republican Party, more skepticism abounds when it comes to digesting what the media has to say.

“[More than] 9-in-10 Republicans consider the media to be untruthful,” Holcomb reported from the same nationwide poll.

Trump more popular than we’re led to believe

With daily reports bombarding the airwaves and Internet announcing massive protests against Trump’s policies, appointments and executive orders, most news connoisseurs are led to believe that the current administration is at odds with the general population of America.

From Trump’s actions to defund the abortion industry’s Planned Parenthood, to his commitment to begin building a continuous border wall from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, to his travel ban executive order that would temporarily keep immigrants from seven Islamic terrorist-harboring nations from entering the U.S., the media has informed audiences that most Americans are up-in-arms over the president’s dealings.

But this is reportedly far from the truth, particularly in the case of immigration.

“[C]ontrary to many reports, Americans overwhelmingly support President Trump's executive order on immigration,” Holcomb asserted.

As more polls continue to surface divulging what Americans really believe – not what the news media says the majority thinks – it is expected that Trump’s favorability rating and support on various hot-button issues will continue to surprise many and contradict future reports on the administration coming from the media.


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