A Quinnipiac Univerity poll
released last week found that a majority of Republicans consider the news media "an enemy of the people" rather than "an important part of democracy". President Trump
has labeled the news media the "enemy of the people" and 51 percent of GOP respondents agree with his view. Only 5 percent of Democrats have the same opinion and 91 percent of them say the news media is an important part of democracy. In total, 65 percent of Americans say the news media is important for democracy with just over a quarter, 26 percent, saying it is the enemy of the people.