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Poll: 46% think media invent stories about Trump

Trump calls on a reporter during a news conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, left, in the Rose Garden. Photo: Susan Walsh

That 46% is largely divided on partisan lines — 76% of Republican voters think media make up stories about Trump while only one in five Democrat voters think that, a Politico and Morning Consult poll shows. Those who strongly approve of Trump's job performance are very likely (85%) to think the media makes up stories.

  • Those who don't believe the media makes up stories: 11% of Republican voters and 65% of Democrats. That's for a total of 37% of voters who think the media do not invent stories about Trump.
  • On government censorship: A majority of Americans think the government should not have the power to take away broadcast licenses of major news organizations. Just 28% think the government should be able to do so. This questions was likewise split largely along party lines.
  • The poll, conducted October 12-16, surveyed 1,991 registered voters with a sample error of 2 points. More poll results via Politico.

Go deeper with Axios' David McCabe: Why Trump can't revoke NBC's broadcast licenses