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Voter Distrust of Political News Hits New High

Voter distrust in the political news they see every day is continuing to grow.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters now say they do not trust the political news they are getting, up from last June’s previous high of 46%.  Only 36% did not trust political news in January of 2017, but that number was in the 40s from 2014 through 2016.

Just 32% do trust the political news they are getting, down slightly from surveys since 2016.  Another 15% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 18-19, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 18-19, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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