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Most GOPers Favor Trump's Criticism of Media; Democrats Disagree

Critical of the press coverage he has been getting, President Trump has called some in the media "enemies of the people." Most Republicans remain angry at the media and strongly support calling out specific members of the press by name, while Democrats and unaffiliated voters are far less critical of the media than they've been in the past.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters are at least somewhat angry with the media, while 50% are not. These findings include 29% who are Very Angry at the media and 30% who are Not At All Angry. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 20-21, 2017 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 February 20-21, 2017 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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