Even better, only 26% trust the media when it comes to politics.
Via Washington Secrets:
Likely voters, by a five-to-one margin, believe that America’s media is in President Obama’s pocket and will treat his candidacy better than challenger Mitt Romney’s as the election nears, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll.
The startling numbers point to an even more disturbing trend for the media: Reporters just aren’t trusted to deliver the news in an unbiased fashion. The proof: Rasmussen found that when it comes to information about the presidential campaign, 48 percent of likely voters trust friends and family while just 26 percent trust reporters.
The poll of 1,000 was conducted August 9-10 before many more tuned in to the campaign when Romney chose Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate. Since then, many cable reporters and pundits have vocally assailed Ryan.
The poll found that 59 percent of likely voters believe that the media has given Obama better treatment than Romney, a view Team Obama doesn’t agree with. Just 18 percent believe the media has treated Romney better.