Poll: Voters Think Media Sides With Violent Protesters Over Police

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A new Rasmussen poll reveals that voters think the media sides with violent protesters more than they side with police officers.

Rasmussen surveyed 1,000 likely voters on their thoughts on the violent left-wing activist group Antifa, how police deal with violent protests, and the media’s coverage of contentious events.

“Following the ‘Unite the Right’s’ first anniversary white supremacy rally earlier this month that was counter-protested by groups like so-called ‘antifa’, voters think police do a good job dealing with violent protesters but don’t think the media sides with them,” Rasmussen reported.

48 percent of respondents said that they think reporters are more likely to identify more with the protesters than the police. Just 14 percent said they think reporters are more likely to identify with the police.

27 percent of likely voters said they think the media identifies with both the protesters and the police. 11 percent of respondents were undecided.

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