Thursday, August 14, 2008

Mainstream Media Bias Apparent to Most Americans

-- From "Americans View Media Bias As Big Problem, Poll Shows" by Keriann Hopkins, Correspondent, 8/13/08

A full 55 percent of likely American voters think that media bias is more of a problem than campaign contributions in the presidential race, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll released Monday.

This poll follows another Rasmussen poll conducted July 19 which revealed that 57 percent of likely voters think Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has received the best treatment from the media so far, while 21 percent or respondents think Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has received the best media treatment.

Additionally, 49 percent think reporters will try to help Obama win the presidential campaign, while 14 percent think reporters will help McCain.

Among the Republicans surveyed, 81 percent see media bias as a larger problem than campaign contributions, versus 41 percent of Democrats. More Democrats say that campaign cash is the bigger issue (50 percent).

For the conservatives surveyed, 74 percent see media bias as the bigger problem, versus 53 percent of liberals who see campaign contributions as a bigger problem.

More respondents identified as moderates saw media bias as a bigger problem than campaign cash, though with a narrower margin of 49 percent to 42 percent. For those not affiliated with either political party, 47 percent think media bias is the greater problem and 43 percent think campaign cash is more important.

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