Whispers Poll: Press Is Biased

The new Whispers poll finds that more than half think the media are biased.

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Whether you believe the press is too easy on John McCain's attack ads or favors Barack Obama, one thing appears clear in our latest Whispers Poll: More than half surveyed by our partner Synovate believe that the political media are either biased or don't do enough to fact check candidate claims. But there is a silver lining of sorts. Americans also seem to getting a good diet of beefy news.

The Whispers Poll

The media has come under unusual fire during the 2008 presidential election for its coverage and pointed analysis of the Democratic and Republican candidates.

What irked you most about the coverage?

Untamed bias32%Failure to fact check candidate claims29%Too focused on polls17%Cable TV shouting matches12%Too frilly, not enough news10%Source: The Synovate eNation Internet poll was conducted October 16-20 among 1,000 nationally representative households by global market research firm Synovate.