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September 21, 2012

What World Are Democrats Living In, Exactly?

A new Gallup poll released today shows Americans' distrust of the media has hit a new high. This survey was conducted from September 6-9, so the shameful Benghazi coverage isn't even accounted for.

Americans' distrust in the media hit a new high this year, with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. Distrust is up from the past few years, when Americans were already more negative about the media than they had been in years prior to 2004.

Jim Geraghty noticed something particularly interesting in the crosstabs of the poll.
I know, you’re wondering how in the world 40 percent of Americans could possibly have “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of “trust and confidence in the news media to report the news accurately and fairly.”

What is perhaps even less surprising is that only 26 percent of Republicans and 31 percent of independents have a “great deal” or “a fair amount” of trust in the media. Yet 58 percent of Democrats have a “great deal” or “a fair amount” of trust in the media.

Alright, so most Democrats blindly trust the mainstream media. They can at least recognize the bad economic news reported nearly every day, right? Well, no. They can't.

Study: Only 15 Percent Of Democrats Believe Economic News Is Bad

New data found that just 15 percent of Democrats believe that recent economic news is mostly poor, a percentage that took a significant drop from the 31 percent of Democrats polled last month who did think that economic news was mostly bad. According to the study, the 15-percent clip is among the lowest percentages during President Barack Obama’s nearly four years in office.

So there you have it. The reality-based community, ladies and gents.


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