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Media bias tops big money as top voter complaint

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2/16/16 12:26 PM

Media bias is a bigger problem than high dollar donations for 2016 likely voters focused on the presidential election, according to a new national survey.

Rasmussen Reports found that when asked “Which is the bigger problem in politics today,” voters picked media bias over money, 47 percent to 45 percent.

What’s more, the survey found that voters believe that the media has too much power in politics. Some 66 percent said it was too powerful, compared to just 26 percent who said the media wielded just enough influence in the election.

“Middle-aged voters tend to believe more strongly than other voters that the media have too much influence over elections,” said the poll analysis.