As much of a pig as Donald Trump is, there is an even bigger hog out there. According to a Morning Consult/Politico poll, 64 percent of registered voters said the press has done more to divide the country than unite it since the Dufus and Chief took office, compared with 56 percent who said the same was true of Trump. The poll of 2,543 voters was conducted Oct. 25-30, after news first broke of mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc’s attempted acts of Trump-motivated violence and amid news of a shooting by suspect Robert Bowers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Surprisingly even a plurality of Democrats, 46 percent, believe the media divides the country. Eighty-eight percent believe the same about Trump.
Two-thirds of independents, 67 percent, see the national media as divisive, while 54 percent say the same of Trump.
It is no surprise that 80 percent of Republicans see the honest and trustworthy media as divisive, while only 25 percent say the same about Trump.