Pew Study: Positive Media Coverage of President Obama 42%, President Trump 5%


Pew Research took a look at media coverage for the first 60 days in office for President Obama in 2009, versus Donald Trump in 2017. It's not even close. Trump got a measly 5% positive coverage compared to Obama's 42%

The study also showed that media coverage of Trump was 3 times more negative than Obama.



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The Pew Research Center said the media's coverage of the Trump administration's first two months was 62 percent negative, more than three times higher than in 2009 when Barack Obama took office.

"About six-in-ten stories on Trump’s early days in office had a negative assessment, about three times more than in early coverage for Obama and roughly twice that of Bush and Clinton. Coverage of Trump’s early time in office moved further away from a focus on the policy agenda and more toward character and leadership," the report from Pew stated.

Just five percent of the stories on the early days of the Trump presidency were seen as positive, compared to 42 percent for Obama in 2009 and 22 percent for George W. Bush in 2001.




Here is the chart from Pew Research.