In a recent poll by Fox, it turns out the public trusts the Trump white house “to tell the truth” more than any television or radio news sources.
With President Trump advocating against the mainstream media’s bias, calling them out for their “fake news” stories, more people are showing their faith in the administration to tell them what’s going on in the world.
The question posted by Fox read: “Who do you trust more to tell the public the truth — the Trump administration or the reporters who cover the administration?” About 45 percent of respondents said that they have greater trust in the Trump administration, while 42 percent stated that they have more confidence in reporters.
Breitbart reports further:
The poll, which interviewed 1013 registered voters at random, was conducted via live telephone interviews, with a margin of error of three percent.
The current administration’s relationship with the media has descended into open hostility, with Trump regularly criticizing the coverage of major outlets, labeling it “fake news.”
On Friday, he described the “FAKE NEWS media” as not his own enemy, but an “enemy of the American People.”
Other data from the poll found that 55 percent of Americans believe the economy will be stronger in a year’s time, while a majority of respondents felt the country would become safer, as well as approved of the actions taken so far by the Trump administration.
However, 71 percent of those surveyed also said that Donald Trump should be more careful about what he says, given his tendency to post bold statements on Twitter.