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A New Poll Shows Ohio Voters Are Deeply Divided on Trust in the Media and the President

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ANDY CHOW
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OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

More than half of Ohio Republicans trust the President more than the news media when it comes to "telling the truth about important issues."

That's according to a new poll that looks at the attitudes of Ohio voters towards the president and the media.

The Community Research Institute at Baldwin Wallace University conducted the survey of Ohio voters. And no big surprise, Democrats and Republicans gave pretty different answers. Eighty percent of Republicans said they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news accurately and fairly, while only a third of Democrats agreed with that statement.

“I think it is a problem for Democratic discourse because people can't even agree on what the facts are," says Lauren Copeland, associate director at the institute.

But she says the survey results weren't completely polarized.

Asked about the President's Twitter habit, a majority of both Republicans and Democrats said that he tweets "too much."