Presidential Race Maps Writing on the Wall

Slight Improvement In Americans' View Of The Media

Posted Sep 26, 2013 at 11:59 AM by Maurice Berger

A Gallup survey reports that "Americans' confidence in the accuracy of the mass media has improved slightly after falling to an all-time low last year. Now, 44% say they have a great deal or fair amount of trust and confidence in the mass media, identical to 2011 but up from 40% in 2012, the lowest reading since Gallup regularly began tracking the question in 1997." Here is Gallup's chart:

Trend: Americans' Trust in the Mass Media

Voters Angry At The Media

Posted Jun 25, 2010 at 12:51 AM by Maurice Berger

According to a new Rasmussen Reports survey, "66% of U.S. voters describe themselves as at least somewhat angry at the media, including 33% who are Very Angry . . . 31% say they are not angry at the media, but that includes just nine percent (9%) who say they are not at all angry. It's important to note, however, that the question did not in any way define media or differentiate between media outlets such as CNN and Fox News."

 

Does The Media Concentrate Too Much On President Obama's Personal Life?

Posted Sep 11, 2009 at 1:46 AM by Maurice Berger

A recent suggests that Americans, by a wide margin, believe the media pays too much attention to the President's personal life. 60% believe there is too much media coverage of his personal life and family: "Just 6% of adults say there is not enough coverage of the president’s private life and family, and 28% think the coverage is about right. 66% of men say there is too much coverage of the Obama family, compared to 55% of women. Married adults by 13 points over unmarrieds agree. Perhaps not surprisingly, 75% of Republicans – along with 63% of adults not affiliated with either major political party – think the media over-covers the president’s personal life and family. Democrats, on the other hand, are evenly divided between thinking there is too much coverage and about the right amount."