According to data collected from a recently released Rasmussen poll, less than thirty percent of individuals polled trust media outlets fact-checking the comments made by presidential candidates.
The majority of United States citizens, a little over seventy percent according to the poll, believe news organizations play favorites when it comes to fact-checking candidates’ statements, as reported in an article published by Rasmussen.
Those who support the United States Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump were more likely to not trust media news organizations fact-checking comments compared to those that support Hillary Clinton, however, the vast majority believe the media organizations are biased in their ‘fact-checking’ reporting.
In an article that was published by the Rasmussen, it states: “A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 29% of all Likely U.S. Voters trust media fact-checking of candidates’ comments.”
“Sixty-two percent (62%) believe instead that news organizations skew the facts to help candidates they support. (To see survey question wording, click here.)” It states in an article published on Rasmussen’s website.
The poll also concludes that up to eighty percent of potential voters who openly support New York businessman Donald Trump in the presidential race believe news organizations skew the facts when it comes to showcasing their fact-checking segments, effectively defeating the purpose of conducting the initial fact-checking, to begin with.
Among potential voters who support the Democratic presidential candidate and former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, fifty-nine percent trust media fact-checking.
The article published on Rasmussen’s website also notes that a large majority of voters who support both presidential candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stien, also do not trust media organization’s fact-checking the candidate’s statements or comments made.
(Written & Edited by Bart Charles Begley)