BREAKING: 60% of Voters Believe Some Media Want Shutdown to Drag On to Hurt Trump in November

By Michael W. Chapman | June 9, 2020 | 9:00am EDT
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(CNS News) -- A new survey released this morning shows that 59.8% of likely voters, liberal and conservative, believe that "some members of the media" would like to see the coronavirus shutdown drag on so that "it hurts" President Donald Trump's chances of reelection in November.

“This is just more evidence of how at odds the American liberal media are with the American public,” said Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell. “Honest journalism has been replaced with leftist advocacy. Even in these divisive times, both conservatives and liberals can agree on one thing: the media have it out for President Trump.”

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(McLaughlin & Associates, MRC)

In the survey, which was commissioned by the MRC in coordination with McLaughlin & Associates, 1,000 likely voters were asked: "Do you believe there are some members of the media that would like to see this shutdown drag on as long as possible so that it hurts President Trump's chances in November?"

Of the 1,000 total respondents, 59.8% said yes and 30.6% said no. Another 9.6% said they did not know or refused to answer.

Broken down politically, among the 292 self-identified liberals, 41.3 said yes and 48.6 said no; 10% did not know or refused to answer.

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For the 352 self-identified conservatives, 84.9% said yes, some media want the shutdown to drag on, and 11.7% said no; 3.4% said they did not know or refused to answer. 

The nationwide survey was conducted online May 21-26, 2020. The poll had an accuracy of +/- 3.1% at a 95% confidence interval.

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