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Exhibit 2-27: In Campaign 2012, Most Voters (Again) Saw Media Favoring Obama

A Rasmussen poll taken in the summer of 2012 found that, as in past years, the public perceived the media providing more favorable news coverage to the Democratic nominee.
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Exhibit 2-5: Gallup Polls on Media Bias

From 2001 through 2013, Gallup has polled American adults on the question: "Now thinking for a moment about the news media: In general, do you think the news media is too liberal, just about ...
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Updated for 2012: The MRC's 'Media Bias 101'

The Media Research Center has just concluded an update of our “Media Bias 101” Web package, with more than 40 articles detailing scholarly research of the past 30 years showing the mostly ...
Media Bias 101

Exhibit 2-26: Record High 67% See Political Bias in News Media

A Pew Research Center survey conducted in January 2012 found a record high 67 percent of Americans see “a great deal” or “fair amount” of “political bias” in the news media.
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Exhibit 2-25: Pew Finds Record Low Respect for News Media (2011)

A July 2011 poll from the Pew Research Center documented how the public’s opinion of the media has significantly deteriorated since the group began polling in 1985, with record numbers seeing the ...
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Exhibit 2-23: 2010 Surveys Find Two-Thirds of Public Is “Angry” at the Media

A pair of Rasmussen Reports surveys in the spring of 2010 confirmed the public’s low estimation of the media’s fairness and ethics.
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Exhibit 2-22: News Media Both Too Liberal and Too Powerful

The results of a survey of 1,000 likely voters conducted October 22-23, 2009 by Rasmussen Reports suggest most voters believe media bias skews government policy to the left.
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Exhibit 2-21: Trust and Satisfaction with the National Media (2009)

The Sacred Heart University Polling Institute released its 2009 survey on "Trust and Satisfaction with the National News Media."
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Exhibit 2-20: Confidence In Media Hits New Low

In September 2009, the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press updated its series on the public's view of the press, a set of reports that began in 1985.
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Exhibit 2-18: Public Overwhelmingly Saw Favoritism For Obama

No fewer than five different polls conducted during the last months of the 2008 presidential campaign found the public strongly believed that the news media was biased in favor of Democrat Barack ...
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