Politico Poll: 46 Percent Believe Media Fabricates Stories About Trump

CNN poll Trump approval rating holds at 37

Politico Poll: 46 Percent Believe Media Fabricates Stories About Trump

Forty-four percent of independent voters think the media fabricates stories about Trump, while 31 percent think they do not.

37 percent of voters overall think the media do not.

Of all the Republicans surveyed, 76 percent believe the news media makes things up about the President, while 20 percent of Democrats agree.

Further, the figure is even higher for those who strongly approve of how the U.S. President is performing, with 85 percent of that group disbelieving the media's coverage of Trump's performance.

Trump, who has often labelled news stories criticising him as "Fake News" and has called investigations against his campaign, including the sensational probe on his campaign's possible collusion with Russian Federation the biggest "witch hunt" of the century - believes certain media houses are biased against him.

Additionally, 80 percent of Trump voters believe that to be true.

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Trump has made "fake news" one of his key issues, accusing the bulk of major media outlets, print and broadcast alike, of telling tall tales.

Trump himself has claimed, again and again, to be the victim of "fake news" stories.

When pollsters asked registered voters if revoking licenses is something the federal government should be able to do, a slim majority answered no. Another 21 percent said they are undecided.

After objecting to an NBC News report last week, Trump asked when it would be "appropriate" to challenge NBC's "license".

On Tuesday, Trump called major news networks "fiction writers".

The poll was conducted October 12-16, surveying 1,991 registered voters. Its margin of error is 2 percent.

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