Poll: More Americans Say Trump Respected by Congressional Dems than by Media

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | November 6, 2018 | 3:58 PM EST

Pres. Trump interviewed by reporter. (Screenshot)

More Americans believe President Donald Trump “commands the respect” of Democrats in Congress than think he is respected by the national press corps, a Harvard-Harris Poll shows. What’s more, nearly half of Americans say the media is “unfair” in its treatment of Trump.

While 22% say Pres. Trump is respected by Congressional Democrats, only 20% say he’s respected by the national press corps.

Do you agree or disagree that Donald Trump commands the respect of the National Press Corps

  • Strongly/Somewhat Agree (Net) 20%
  • Strongly agree 9%
  • Somewhat agree: 11%
  • Neither agree nor disagree 23%
  • Strongly/Somewhat Disagree (Net) 57%
  • Somewhat disagree 14%
  • Strongly disagree 43%

Do you agree or disagree that Donald Trump commands the respect of Democrats in Congress

  • Strongly/Somewhat Agree (Net) 22%
  • Strongly agree 11%
  • Somewhat agree 11%
  • Neither agree nor disagree 18%
  • Strongly/Somewhat Disagree (Net) 60%
  • Somewhat disagree 12%
  • Strongly disagree 49%

The media’s disrespect for Trump appears to bias their coverage of him, as 46% of Americans believe the media has been “unfair” in its treatment of the president.

Do you think the media has been fair or unfair to Donald Trump?

  • Fair: 54%
  • Unfair: 46%

The Harvard-Harris Poll says its results are based on responses of 1,835 registered voters, weighted to reflect the views of the U.S. general adult population:

This survey was conducted online within the United States from October 26-28, 2018 among 1,835 registered voters by The Harris Poll. The results reflect a nationally representative sample. Results were weighted for age within gender, region, race/ethnicity, marital status, household size, income, employment, political party, political ideology, and education where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population. Propensity score weighting was also used to adjust for respondents’ propensity to be online.


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