Most agree with Cain: Too many in media dishonest

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Most agree with Cain: Too many in media dishonest

Most Americans are siding with presidential candidate Herman Cain in his spat with the news media.

As Cain has jousted with journalists asking probing questions in recent days about sexual harassment allegations filed against him in the 1990s, Cain has sharply criticized the news media, saying this Saturday: “There are too many people in the media who are downright dishonest.”

In a Poll Position-TV Newser national scientific poll, we asked Americans if they agreed with Cain’s statement branding many in the media “downright dishonest.”

Sixty-four percent said yes, 19% said no, and 17% expressed no opinion on the question.

Republicans shared that view 83%-21%, Democrats 45%-29%, and independents 61%-21%.

Here is TV Newser’s report on the poll results, including the poll’s crosstabs.

Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,179 registered voters nationwide was conducted November 6, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±3%.   

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One thought on “Most agree with Cain: Too many in media dishonest

  1. Re: Mr. Cain feeling like the media
    is not honest…………The powerful Alpha males
    are set up to make moves on any woman they
    decide deserves the glory of being gropped
    by them. Just like my absolutely favorite lying
    American president, Mr.” Oh, Your Lying Blue Eyes,”
    Bill Clinton. .

    Just look at the blond woman on CNN right now
    who is claiming that Herman went for her
    “genitals”………….He did, and he has, and he
    has for years, and it is HERMAN who is MORE
    dishonest than any journalist writing today, including
    the clowns at the National Enquirer.

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