46% of Americans think the media is fake

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What did the poll find?

Attacks on the "fake news" media have become a staple of the Trump administration - and almost half of voters, including the vast majority of Republicans, believe the president when he claims that the media is making up stories about him.

Continuing with his unhidden distaste for the media, President Donald Trump says majority of the stories about his administration are fake and void of evidence. Another 17% were undecided.

President Trump regularly accuses much of the US media of fabricating reports about him, and it appears nearly half of Americans believe that to be true.

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Throughout his presidency and his bid for the White House, Trump has dismissed critical coverage as fake news, and has attacked numerous political commentators, reporters, and media outlets (including TheBlaze).

"Voters, particularly Trump supporters, have become disenchanted with the national media", Kyle Dropp, chief research officer and co-founder of Morning Consult, told Politico.

In recent weeks, Trump has accused NBC News of fabricating a story about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calling him a "moron" and another about Trump reportedly suggesting their should be a ten-fold increase in the USA nuclear stockpile.

"Actually, dishonesty in the media is one of the things that surprised me the most", he said Tuesday.

The survey was conducted among 1,991 registered voters between October 12 and 16. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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