According to the latest polls, the voters believe that the media is offering the GOP candidate preferential treatment. The people believes that most of the news outlets are actually being “more easy” on Trump than they have been on the Republican candidates from 2008 and 2012.
27 percent of Americans, which translates in roughly three out of ten individuals, believe that the Republican nominee for presidency is actually receiving preferential treatment from the media. By comparison, in 2008, only 15 percent believed the same thing about John McCain, and in 2012, approximately 20 percent thought Mitt Romney was in the same situation.
In the case of Hilary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, the numbers are the same as those from previous years and other candidates.
The notion is spread by Democrats and those independents who lean more towards the Democratic side, then the Republican one. And these kinds of results are to be expected if we look back at the history of public polls and their results.
However, even if this attitude is to be expected, there is still a hiatus between McCain and Trump, almost twice as many people believing that Trump is getting preferential treatment from the media.
On the other hand, the GOP candidate believes that he is being treated unfairly, in the sense that the media is always taking about him, most of this instances presenting the negative sides of his campaign.
Let us not forget the Republican primary when he declared that he is being haunted by a “totally dishonest press.” At the time, Trump accused the media of negative coverage, insisting that the press is trying to hide the real number of people who participate in his rallies.
In other words, while Donald Trump is accusing reporters of trying to sabotage his popularity, the voters are convinced that the media is offering the Republican candidate preferential treatment.
Does this mean that the Republican candidates are getting so bad that even the media can cover the subject in its entirety? Do people want incredibly detailed news posts about the GOP nominees that trash the candidates and their reputation? Are Democrats behind these polls, or is the public perception influenced by an outside source?
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