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Voters Say Media Obsessed with Controversy, Too Quick to Judge

With charges and countercharges swirling around former Vice President Joe Biden, most voters continue to believe the media is all about controversy and too quick to convict public figures.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 66% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the media in covering most political candidates is more interested in creating controversies about them than in reporting where they stand on the issues. Just 27% think the issues are more important for the media. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 4 and 7, 2019 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 survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 4 and 7, 2019 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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