A new poll finds that voters agree by a wide margin with President Donald Trump that major news organizations "fabricate news stories" about his administration.
The poll, conducted by Politico and Morning Consult, found that 46 percent of registered voters "believe the nation's major news organizations fabricate news stories about President Trump and his administration." Only 37 percent said stories are not fabricated about Trump.
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The president has long complained about the coverage his administration gets from the major news networks. On Tuesday he took to Twitter to call them all "fiction writers."
"So much Fake News being put in dying magazines and newspapers. Only place worse may be
@NBCNews, @CBSNews, @ABC and @CNN. Fiction writers!" Trump wrote.
Trump also said in a Tuesday interview with conservative radio host Chris Plante that he has found the continued "dishonesty in the media" his biggest surprise since taking office in January.
"Dishonesty in the media is one of the things that surprised me the most," Trump said. "I thought after I won, the media would become much more stable and much more honest. They’ve gone crazy. CNN is a joke. NBC is a total joke. You watch what they report, it bears no relationship to what I’m doing. But the media is absolutely dishonest—and frankly, I’ve never seen anything quite like it."
The same poll found that 44 percent of voters approve of the job Trump is doing and 51 percent disapprove.