Bob Woodward

Exclusive poll: Majority believe Woodward book, NYT op-ed

Data: Survey Monkey online poll conducted Sept. 12-13, 2018 among 2,173 U.S. adults. Total margin of error is ±3.0 percentage points. Modeled error estimates: African-American women ±8.5, age 18 to 34 ±6.0, White suburban women ±7.0, Never Hillary Independent voters ±12.0, Rural voters ±6.0; Poll methodology; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

A majority of Americans believe Bob Woodward's book and the anonymous NYT op-ed — both of which warned of internal resistance to President Trump — but there's no evidence that they've changed Americans' opinions of him, according to a new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll.

Why it matters: Everything is partisan. If two major news bombshells warning of White House chaos don't change things, it's further evidence that Americans' opinions of Trump are set in stone, whether they like him or not.

Trump's historic gift to media

"Fear" by Bob Woodward on a Barnes & Noble shelf. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Aboard Air Force One recently, an aide was showing President Trump detailed data, complete with graphics and fine print. Usually the president prefers top lines and the big picture. This time, he was going deeper. The topic of the commander-in-chief's attention: cable news ratings, with a focus on specific shows that are booming.

The big picture: Cable news is setting records, books are hot again, newspapers are racking up the digital subscriptions and an op-ed (!) is a hot gossip topic — all because of the national obsession with "The Trump Show."