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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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Exhibit 2-17: Rasmussen Reports on Campaign 2008 Bias

Because the news media's role was so central to the 2008 presidential campaign, Rasmussen Reports posed several questions on public perceptions of the media throughout the campaign.
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Exhibit 2-16: Public Reaction to Media Coverage of the 2008 Primaries

During the 2008 primary season, a Pew Research Center poll of 1,000 Americans discovered that most thought "press coverage has favored Barack Obama than thought it has favored Hillary Clinton."
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Exhibit 2-15: Sacred Heart University Polling Institute (2007)

The Sacred Heart University Polling Institute polled 800 Americans in late November and early December, 2007.
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Exhibit 2-14: Harvard's "National Leadership Index" Survey (2007)

Researchers at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government polled 1,207 adults in September 2007 to ascertain the public's "confidence" in American leaders in a variety of sectors, ...
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Exhibit 2-13: Rasmussen Reports on Media Bias, 2007

A pair of Rasmussen surveys conducted in mid-July 2007, each of approximately 1,000 adults, documented how Americans perceive various television news outlets and major newspapers.
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Exhibit 2-12: Coverage of the War in Iraq, 2007

Two polls conducted in 2007 found the public generally thought the media's coverage of the war in Iraq skewed in a negative, pessimistic direction.
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Exhibit 2-11: Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet/Zogby Survey

In a February 20-26, 2007 survey conducted for the Politics Online Conference 2007, the George Washington University's Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet paired with Zogby ...
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Exhibit 2-10: CBS's "State of the Media," 2006

In late January 2006, a CBS News/New York Times poll asked 1,229 adults about their attitudes toward the news media as part of a "State of the Media" segment on the CBS Evening News.
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