CONGRESS LOVES MEDIA, NOT VOTERS
Imagine this: A sleek member of the press and an earnest likely voter are standing side by side in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. Which one would attract the most attention from passing lawmakers? Unfortunately, new research reveals a predictable but shabby scenario. Journalists appear to mean more to members of Congress than voters.
“Most voters think Congress doesn’t listen to them and is more interested in making the media happy,” notes a new Rasmussen Reports survey which found the 55 percent of likely voters agree that typical lawmakers care more about what the press thinks than what the voting public might have in mind.
Just 30 percent say the average member of Congress cares more about those voters. Yes, of course there’s a partisan divide with this finding: 73 percent of voters who supported President Trump, 62 percent of Republican voters and 60 of independent voters agree that Congress cares more about media sentiments, compared to 45 percent of Democrats.
“Forty-four percent of all voters believe most reporters are trying to block Trump from passing his agenda. By comparison, 48 percent said most reporters were trying to help President Obama pass his agenda in 2010,” the pollster noted. a Respectful and Inclusive Community program.”
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Voters are under the impression that journalists mean more to the nation’s members of Congress than voters, according to new research.