At 76 percent, Republicans were most apt to view the news regarding the president and his administration as fake.
Eight-five percent of individuals who strongly approved of Trump's performance in office said the media invented stories about Trump, compared to just 7% from that subset who said the media did not invent stories.
"46% of Americans think the Media is inventing stories about Trump & his Administration".
President Trump regularly accuses much of the USA media of fabricating reports about him, and it appears nearly half of Americans believe that to be true.
In recent weeks, Trump has accused NBC News of fabricating a story about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calling him a "moron" and another about Trump reportedly suggesting their should be a ten-fold increase in the US nuclear stockpile.
"It is actually much worse than this!" he said. The group's distrust of the news is not particularly surprising as the party's leader, Trump, spends so much time criticizing the media.
U.S. President Donald Trump makes a statement on the administration's strategy for dealing with Iran, in the Diplomatic Reception Room in the White House, October 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. He's been particularly irked the past few weeks after NBC News published a story that claimed his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called him a "moron" and wanted to resign this summer.
Last week, President Trump tweeted, "With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License?" They've gone insane. CNN is a joke. But the media is absolutely dishonest - and frankly, I've never seen anything quite like it, " stated President Trump during a radio interview.
The online poll, surveying a total of 1,991 registered voters, has a 2 percent margin of error.