Almost one-third of Americans, 29 percent, said in a new poll that they agree that “the news media is the enemy of the … people.”
Twelve percent of Democrats and 26 percent of independents shared that opinion in the Ipsos poll released Tuesday, as did 48 percent of Republicans, which constituted a plurality for that party.
President Trump first used the characterization for the news media in a tweet less than a month into his term, exclaiming various media outlets are “not my enemy,” but the “enemy of the American People!”
An overwhelming majority of all respondents signaled support for the media in general, with 85 percent saying “freedom of the press is essential for American democracy.”
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