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Poll: Americans split on media's treatment of Trump

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Eric DuVall
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer takes questions from members of the media during the daily press briefing at the White House. A new Gallup poll shows Americans are near evenly split on the question of whether the media has been too hard on Trump or not hard enough. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer takes questions from members of the media during the daily press briefing at the White House. A new Gallup poll shows Americans are near evenly split on the question of whether the media has been too hard on Trump or not hard enough. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Americans are nearly evenly split on the question of whether the media has been too rough or not tough enough on President Donald Trump.

Gallup found 28 percent of Americans said the media had not been tough enough on Trump, while 36 percent said reporters had been too rough.

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Thirty-one percent of Americans said the media had been about right in their treatment of the new president.

Nearly three in four Republicans said the media had been too rough on Trump. Half of Democrats said the media had not been tough enough, while 40 percent said the media had been about right. Just 9 percent of Democrats said the media had been too rough on him.

Gallup polled 1,018 U.S. adults using landlines and cellphones from Jan. 30-31. The poll carries a margin of error of 4 percentage points.

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