Poll: Nearly Half of Republicans Want to Give Trump Power to Shut Down News Outlets

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USA Today: “Nearly half of Republicans surveyed — 44 percent — believe the president should be able to shutter news outlets for ‘bad behavior,’ according to a new poll released Tuesday.”

The poll by Ipsos emphasizes the clear divide between party lines when it comes to the role of the media and its coverage of the Trump administration.”

“Trump often rants about the press coverage he gets and has dubbed unflattering stories about him and his administration as ‘fake news.’ While 68 percent of Democrats polled believe that reporters try their best to do honest reporting, only 29 percent of Republicans agreed, the poll shows.”