Is Trump Winning the Blame Game? More Americans Cite Media for Dividing U.S. Than Trump Is Trump Winning the Blame Game? More Americans Cite Media for Dividing U.S. Than Trump – NTK Network

Is Trump Winning the Blame Game? More Americans Cite Media for Dividing U.S. Than Trump

A new Morning Consult poll shows more voters say the press has done more to divide the country than unite it since Trump took office.

By NTK Staff | 11.01.2018 @12:00pm
Is Trump Winning the Blame Game? More Americans Cite Media for Dividing U.S. Than Trump

More than any president in history, President Donald Trump has labeled the national media as not only his enemy, but “the true enemy of the people.” To an extent, it appears Trump may be winning that battle.

A new poll from Morning Consult shows that more voters blame the media for dividing the country than voters who blame Trump:

In the new Morning Consult/Politico poll, 64 percent of registered voters said the press has done more to divide the country than unite it since Trump took office, compared with 56 percent who said the same was true of the president. The poll of 2,543 voters was conducted Oct. 25-30 …

Unsurprisingly, Democrats are much more likely to blame Trump. Eighty-eight percent cite the president for dividing the country, while 46 percent of Democrats blame the media. Similarly, only 25 percent of Republicans blame the president, while 80 percent of Republicans blame the media.

But it’s independent voters that both parties should be focused on: 67 percent of independents blame the media, while just 54 percent blame Trump.

Of course, as with any public opinion poll, these numbers could change on a whim. But the takeaway message here is clear: the American people blame Trump for using divisive language and tactics, but more blame the media for their part in dividing Americans.

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