Forty-six percent of the 1,991 registered voters surveyed said they think members of the media make up stories about the president, while 37 percent believe news organizations do not make up stories about Trump or his administration.
The percentage of Republican voters who think the media make up stories about Trump is even higher. About 20 percent of Democrats think the media make up stories, but 65 percent of Democrats disagree.
But a slim majority - 51 percent - said the government shouldn't have the power to revoke broadcast news licenses for news organizations it believes are fabricating stories.
A Gallup poll released in June showed that trust in newspapers had risen from a record low of 20% a year ago to a slightly higher 27%, while trust in television news rose from an 18% record low in 2014 to 24% in June. Another 14 percent say they don't have an opinion yet.
Throughout his presidency and his bid for the White House, Trump has dismissed critical coverage as fake news, and has attacked numerous political commentators, reporters, and media outlets (including TheBlaze).
"Voters, particularly Trump supporters, have become disenchanted with the national media", Kyle Dropp, chief research officer and co-founder of Morning Consult, told Politico. 44 percent of Independents and 20 percents of Democrats responded similarly. "That being said, many are still not willing to let the federal government censor the media". Its margin of error is 2 percent.