Poll: Just 18 Percent of Americans Think Media Favor Romney Over Obama

The bias of the nation's top political reporters in favor of President Barack Obama is so obvious that just 18 percent of the American public believe that journalists are favoring his challenger, Republican Mitt Romney.

In a poll conducted by Rasmussen Research, a significant majority (59 percent) of those surveyed said the media have treated Obama better than Romney. The rest were not sure.

An even larger number say they do not trust journalists generally with just 26 percent saying they trust the information they get from journalists about the presidential race.

Some other interesting findings courtesy of Paul Bedard:

Looking to the fall election, Rasmussen found that 51 percent believe the media will try to help Obama's reelection while just 9 percent will go to bat for Romney. Some 22 percent believe the media will offer unbiased coverage.

Worse for the media, 74 percent of likely voters believe newsmen and newswomen try to help their favored candidate.

Rasmussen reveals that the public's perception of the press being in Obama's corner is just as bad as it was when he was first elected in 2008. "At that time, 51% of voters felt most reporters had tried to help Obama win the presidency, while only 7% thought they had tried to help Republican candidate John McCain," said Rasmussen.

While this information is encouraging, given the power that liberal journalists still have to tear down people they dislike, it makes one wonder how often people keep their distrust of the media in mind.

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers.

For more on the poll, please see video of an interview that Scott Rasmussen did with radio talk show host Steve Malzberg below:

Matthew Sheffield
Matthew Sheffield
Matthew Sheffield, creator of NewsBusters and president of Dialog New Media, an internet marketing and design firm, left NewsBusters at the end of 2013