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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

GOP v. Media

In Defying the Odds, we discuss polarization and GOP attitudes toward the media.

Almost half of Republicans say they are in favor of courts shutting down media outlets that publish inaccurate or biased information, according to a new survey.
Forty-five percent of Republicans in the Economist-YouGov poll said courts should be able to shut down media outlets, while 20 percent of Republicans are opposed the idea.
Just 18 percent of Democrats said they would favor the notion, while 39 percent of them are opposed to it.
A majority of Republicans also said they support fines for media outlets that put out biased or inaccurate news reports.