Huge partisan rift on US media 'watchdog' role: poll

Huge partisan rift on US media 'watchdog' role: pollA massive partisan split has opened among Americans on the role of the news media since the election of President Donald Trump, a new poll showed Wednesday. In the Pew Research Center poll, nearly nine in 10 Democrats (89 percent) said the media serves as a check against political leaders while just 42 percent of Republicans agreed with that statement. The findings are in sharp contrast with a survey in early 2016 when nearly the same share of Democrats (74 percent) and Republicans (77 percent) supported the “watchdog” role of the press, Pew said.



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Huge partisan rift on US media 'watchdog' role: poll

Huge partisan rift on US media 'watchdog' role: pollA massive partisan split has opened among Americans on the role of the news media since the election of President Donald Trump, a new poll showed Wednesday. In the Pew Research Center poll, nearly nine in 10 Democrats (89 percent) said the media serves as a check against political leaders while just 42 percent of Republicans agreed with that statement. The findings are in sharp contrast with a survey in early 2016 when nearly the same share of Democrats (74 percent) and Republicans (77 percent) supported the “watchdog” role of the press, Pew said.



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