Rasmussen: Only 6% Rate News Media As Very Trustworthy … Looks Like Congress has Competition


Just when you thought that the US Congress had the lowest poll ratings, along comes America’s views on the main stream media. According to a recent Rasmussen poll, only 6% of those polled think that the media is very trustworthy, while 42% do not trust the news media and  12% believe the news it reports is not trustworthy at all. Before the media comments on the low Congressional approval ratings, they might just want to look in the mirror first.  With the bias that exists in the media today and a liberal media complex that acts more like a propaganda arm of the Obama White House than a concerned  investigative media, is it any wonder why so many do not trust their reporting.

Most voters still get their news from television and consider the news reported by the media generally trustworthy.

Fifty-six percent (56%) of Likely U.S. Voters say they get most of their news from TV, including 32% who get it from cable news networks and 24% who get it from traditional network news. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that another 25% use the Internet as their main source of news, while only 10% still rely on print newspapers. Seven percent (7%) get most of their news from radio. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Fifty-six percent (56%) of all voters regard the news reported by the media as at least somewhat trustworthy, but that includes just six percent who think it is Very Trustworthy. Forty-two percent (42%) don’t trust the news media, with 12% who believe the news it reports is Not At All Trustworthy.  

The PJ Tatler opines, what a sad state of affairs when the two institutions, the media and Congress, that should be the two institutions Americans should rely on most. However, sadly both have failed them. The good news at least is that the American people realize how useless both really are.

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