On the idea of the government revoking broadcasting licenses of major media companies, only 28% think it should be able to, with 46% of Republicans saying it should. About a third of Republicans and 68% of Democrats think it should not. No idea if there was a box for "Media companies aren't required to have licenses, ya doof!"Just 37 percent of voters think the media do not fabricate stories, the poll shows, while the remaining 17 percent are undecided.
More than three-quarters of Republican voters, 76 percent, think the news media invent stories about Trump and his administration, compared with only 11 percent who don’t think so. Among Democrats, one-in-five think the media make up stories, but a 65 percent majority think they do not. Forty-four percent of independent voters think the media make up stories about Trump, and 31 percent think they do not.
Among the voters who strongly approve of Trump’s job performance in the poll, 85 percent believe the media fabricate stories about the president and his administration.
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/1 ... oll-243884
Scary numbers. I'd like to see a breakdown by organization to see if it explains why the numbers are so high but I'm not sure how that could be done accurately or impartially. It's hard, from what was released, to know exactly who those people were thinking about - especially the non-Trump fans. It's also hard to know if they're considering spinning stories a certain way as making stuff up. Plenty of blame to go around on that one, but I'd like to see a better explanation on the actual "making stuff up" part.