|Who ya going to trust, the fact checkers with the media or the bullshit that I shovel at you?|
While Americans' faith in media has been in decline for over a decade, this year's findings represent a sharp drop from the previous eight years, when between 40 and 45 percent of Americans expressed trust.
The change is largely fueled by the aggressive anti-media rhetoric of Donald Trump and other Republicans, Gallup said.
"With many Republican leaders and conservative pundits saying Hillary Clinton has received overly positive media attention, while Donald Trump has been receiving unfair or negative attention, this may be the prime reason their relatively low trust in the media has evaporated even more," Gallup said in its press release.
"It is also possible that Republicans think less of the media as a result of Trump's sharp criticisms of the press," the release continued. "Republicans who say they have trust in the media has plummeted to 14% from 32% a year ago. This is easily the lowest confidence among Republicans in 20 years."
By contrast among Democrats trust in the media only dropped four points, 51% this year as opposed to 55% last year.
Don't imagine for a second that this is an accident.
THIS is what Donald Trump and the Republican party are counting on.
Now when the news reveals something scandalous about Donald Trump the conservative voters assume it is a left wing hit job and it does nothing to hurt his poll numbers.
And the poll numbers are ONLY trusted if they show the race is tight or favor Trump, and if that is the case he gives them his stamp of approval on Twitter or during one of his rallies.
We have asked ourselves how such a clearly unqualified and dangerous candidate has made it this far, well this is our answer.