“You are fake news!” Then President-elect Donald Trump told CNN’s Jim Acosta at a press conference in January.
Turns out, according to a new poll, that a majority of Americans do not agree. But the overall margin is slender and (surprise, surprise) the survey breaks down sharply along partisan lines.
According to a new SurveyMonkey poll published by Axios, 50 percent of Americans trust CNN more than they trust President Donald Trump. Forty-three percent, meanwhile, trust the President more than they do the cable news network.
The breakdown of how members of the two parties answered this question, though, is truly stunning. Ninety-one percent of Democrats find CNN to be more truthful than Trump. While 89 percent of Republicans find Trump to be the more honest broker. Independents backed CNN over the President by a 55-40 split.
According to Axios, SurveyMonkey pollster Jon Cohen believes the contentious nature of the feud between Trump and the media has helped turned this poll question into just another partisan issue.
“The fight … between the White House and major media outlets has made the question of truthfulness just as partisan-tinged as health care or other policies,” Cohen said.
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