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Democrats Like Coverage of Comey Testimony; Republicans Less So

Former FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate last week about his relationship with President Trump prior to his firing. Voters are generally on the fence about the political news they receive, but Democrats are giving higher marks on the coverage of Comey’s public testimony than Republicans.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters rate the media’s coverage of Comey’s testimony before a Senate panel last week as good or excellent. Just 20% rate the coverage of his public testimony as poor. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 8 and 11, 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 June 8 and 11, 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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