While President Trump’s frequent claims of fake news are often mocked by the media, a recent Politico/Morning Consult poll shows that almost half of U.S. voters, 46 percent, agree that the media literally makes up news stories about Trump and the Trump administration.
Only 37 percent of voters think the media does not make up stories about Trump and 17 percent were undecided on the issue.
A large majority of Republican voters, 76 percent, think the media fabricates stories about Trump, while only 11 percent of Republicans don’t think so. Even 20 percent of Democrats agree that the media makes up stories about Trump, however, most Democrats, 65 percent, disagree.
Forty-four percent of independent voters think the media fabricates stories about Trump, while 31 percent think they do not.