Poll: 61% of Voters Don’t Trust Political News

Rasmussen just released a poll that shows America’s distrust of media is yet again at an all time high. Sixty-one percent of those surveyed said that they do not trust the political news that’s constantly thrown at them. According to CNS News:

Sixty-one percent of Likely Voters in the United States say they do not trust the political news they are getting, according to a recent national Rasmussen survey.

In addition, 59 percent said coverage of the 2016 presidential race will be slanted, and 46 percent said ABC’s George Stephanopoulos should be banned from any presidential campaign coverage because of the donations he made to the Clinton Foundation.

The survey asked likely voters five questions ranging from whether they trusted the news they were getting to their opinions on whether reporters would try to help or hurt certain candidates. 

The 61 percent of likely voters who do not trust the political news they receive is a 16-point increase from the last survey taken in October, when 45 percent of likely voters said the same thing.

According to Rasmussen, 21 percent of likely voters say they still have confidence in the political coverage they get while 17 percent say they aren’t sure. The 21 percent who said they have confidence is down 12 points from the last time the survey was taken, when 33 percent said they were confident.

In addition to not trusting the political news, 48 percent of likely voters believe that media bias is a problem in politics.

Forty-eight percent (48%) of voters think media bias is a bigger problem in politics today than big campaign contributions, but nearly as many (44%) see campaign cash as the larger problem,” states Rasmussen. “Majorities of voters across most demographic groups do not trust the political news they are getting.”

What many liberals and conservatives don’t realize is that the media are all businesses looking to profit from wealthy advertisers. I don’t care if it’s Fox News or MSNBC; Sean Hannity or Chris Matthews; The Washington Post or The Washington Times. They’re all looking to make as much money as possible, and the amount of money they make is dependent on how many people they have watching their show, listening to their show, or reading their paper. This is why they have to make the “news” as shocking as possible and why they hire info-babes to read teleprompters. It keeps people hooked. This is also why no one should trust the media at all.