Poll: Voters Don’t Trust |Media Fact-Checking

     (CN) – The majority of voters believe news organizations play favorites when it comes to fact-checking the presidential candidates’ statements, but this skepticism is much stronger among those who support Republican Donald Trump.
     The results of a Rasmussen Reports survey released Friday show that just 29 percent of all Likely U.S. Voters trust media fact-checking of candidates’ comments.
     Sixty-two percent believe instead that news organizations skew the facts to help candidates they support.
     But 88 percent of voters who support Trump in the presidential race believe news organizations skew the facts, while most backers of Democrat Hillary Clinton backers (59 percent) trust media fact-checking.
     Among the supporters of Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, sizable majorities also don’t trust media fact-checking, Rasmussen said.
     The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 28-29, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence.
     Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.

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