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Thomas Gallatin / Jan. 2, 2018

Trump Exposes Significant MSM Bias in First Year

Even after overwhelmingly negative media coverage, his favorability ratings match that of Obama's first year.

President Donald Trump noted an interesting thing last week — that his approval ratings match Barack Obama’s at the end of his first year in office. Trump tweeted, “While the Fake News loves to talk about my so-called low approval ratings, @foxandfriends just showed that my rating on Dec. 28, 2017, was approximately the same as President Obama on Dec. 28, 2009, which was 47% … and this despite massive negative Trump coverage & Russia hoax!” And like Pavlov’s dogs, the Demo/MSM rabidly reacted to Trump’s tweet, once again serving only to further prove his observation of their Trump Derangement Syndrome.

The Washington Post jumped to point out that Trump was relying on a Rasmussen poll which, according to the Post, “tends to skew more heavily Republican.” And while it may be accurate to note that various polling organizations produce differing results (this just in!), the fact of the matter is that politicians have a long history of highlighting favorable polls. The bigger factor the Post missed or ignored was that in the face of the overwhelming negative media coverage Trump endured during his first year in office, his favorability rating still matched that of Obama.

How overwhelmingly negative? The Pew Research Center found that MSM coverage of Trump was negative 62% of the time, while he received favorable coverage only 5% of the time. Compare that to Obama’s first year in office, when MSM coverage was 42% positive to only 20% negative. (Somehow we recall the positive coverage was far higher.) Meanwhile, both Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton experienced only 28% negative coverage in their first year.

Coming back to Trump’s favorability rating, imagine what his numbers might look like today if he had benefited from the same positive MSM coverage experienced by Obama. Instead, in 2018 Americans can expect to see only more of the same from the Demo/MSM, which will seek to convince the country that Trump is the worst thing that’s ever happened to America. That in turn will only sow more distrust of the MSM in the minds of many Americans.

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