Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Poll: 68% of Americans Blame the 'Mainstream Media' for Violence at Trump Rallies

March 21, 2016

In a recent poll, YouGov asked 1,000 American adults from March 14-16 their opinions on the violence occurring at Trump’s campaign events.

Asked how responsible the “mainstream media” is for the “recent violence at Trump campaign events,” 68 percent of those polled claimed the mainstream media bears the blame.

Of the respondents, 38 percent said the mainstream media holds “a lot” of the responsibility for the violence at the rallies, and 30 percent said the media is “a little” responsible for the violence.
The belief that the “mainstream media” is responsible for the violence is held across political lines.
In the poll, 59 percent of Democrats, 70 percent of Independents, and 77 percent of Republicans said the media is either “a lot” or “a little” to blame for the violence.

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