Baier Shares Poll on How 90% Recognize Media Helped Obama Win

“A new national poll finds most of the people surveyed think the media helped get President Obama elected,” FNC's Bret Baier noted in his Thursday night Grapevine segment in highlighting a September 8-11 national survey of 800 Americans by Sacred Heart University which discovered “a large majority, 89.3%, suggested the national media played a very or somewhat strong role in helping to elect President Obama.” (Noel Sheppard's earlier item on the survey's finding: “Almost 90% of Americans Think Media Helped Get Obama Elected.”)

Baier related how the university in Fairfield, Connecticut also determined “almost 70 percent think the 'media are intent on promoting' his presidency and 56 percent say the 'media are promoting his health care reform agenda without objective criticism.'”

The MRC's Rich Noyes recited several more noteworthy findings in a MRC BiasAlert post, “New Poll: Most Americans See Media As Biased and Favoring Obama.”

Baier's Thursday, September 24 summary:
A new national poll finds most of the people surveyed think the media helped get President Obama elected. The Sacred Heart University poll found about 84 percent [actually 89] of those surveyed felt that way. Almost 70 percent think the “media are intent on promoting” his presidency and 56 percent say the “media are promoting his health care reform agenda without objective criticism.”
Brent Baker
Brent Baker
Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and VP for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center