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Trump has trumped the media among swing voters, Fox News poll finds

Independent voters are twice as likely to trust the president over the major news outlets

Trump has trumped the media among swing voters, Fox News poll finds

Swing-voting independents are twice as likely to trust President Donald Trump’s administration than to trust the media, according to a new poll by Fox News.

The lopsided 52 percent to 26 percent trust in Trump is hidden in the crosstabs of the poll, which was released Feb. 17. Overall, by a narrow margin of 45 percent to 42 percent, Americans think Trump is more likely to tell the truth than are reporters.

But that topline result is skewed by sharply skewed partisan opinions. Only 8 percent of Democratic voters trust Trump more than reporters, and only 9 percent of Republican voters trust the media reporters more than Trump.

But that topline result is skewed by sharply skewed partisan opinions. Only 8 percent of Democratic voters trust Trump more than reporters, and only 9 percent of Republican voters trust the media reporters more than Trump.

Those February 2017 numbers show a huge shift from past polls when the public trusted politicians much less than journalists.

This article continues at [Breitbart] Poll: Swing Voters Trust President Trump over Media by 2:1

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