A Suffolk University/USA Today poll finds that by an overwhelming margin, Americans believe the media is biased in the favor of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
“Who do you think the media, including major newspapers and TV stations, would like to see elected president, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?” asked the poll. A whopping 75% of those polled said the media favored Clinton, while only 7% said they preferred Trump.
Those results hold up across partisan lines. 74% of Clinton’s own supporters perceive that the media is biased in her favor, compared to around eight-in-ten Trump supporters.
Likewise, despite the frequent accusations from the Clinton campaign that Russia is interfering in the 2016 election, only 10% say “foreign interests such as Russian hackers” are the “primary threat” trying to change the election results. Four times as many respondents, 45%, say the news media is the primary threat.
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