Reuters/Ipsos poll rejoices in the public’s trust in media being on the rise

I can’t see any basis to believing a rise in Media trust by the public is rooted in anything identifiable.  It’s probably just normal jitter.

Reuters/Ipsos, which tracked confidence in major institutions every couple of months after the 2016 presidential election, found in late January that 52 percent of Americans had a “great deal” or “some” confidence in the new president’s executive branch. That dropped to 51 percent in the May survey and to 48 percent in the latest poll. Trump took office in January.

In an attempt to bolster its findings, Reuters reminded readers that Barack Obama had higher numbers as he was leaving office after eight years with 57% — a whopping nine percentage-points higher than Trump’s first few months. We’re not sure that gives them bragging rights.

The poll indicates that along party lines, just 3% of Republicans showed more confidence in the media and 11% from Democrats. Again, that doesn’t seem like a big leap.

But by all means, Reuters, shout these findings from the rooftops.



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