The Number Of Republicans Who Believe Media Intentionally Publishes Fake News Should Terrify Libs

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Benny Johnson Columnist, Viral Politics
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According to a new poll, 92 percent of Republicans believe the media intentionally publishes fake news.

An Axios/SurveyMonkey poll this week found that a staggering amount of self-identified conservatives think the news is fake.

“Nearly all Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say that traditional news outlets knowingly report false or misleading stories at least sometimes,” according to the report. “Democrats and non-leaning independents also feel this way, but not nearly to the same extent.”

Only 7 percent of Republicans said the media “rarely/never” publish fake news.

The study shows what other previous polls have indicated: That Americans have historically poor trust in media and believe they mislead intentionally.