Nearly half of Americans think media make up stories about Pres

On taxes overall, 37 percent say they think their family would be "about the same" if the tax proposal passes, while 31 percent say they'd be "worse off" and another 24 percent say they'd be "better off".

Trump has been diminishing the media since the days of his campaign when he seized on the phrase "fake news".

"46% of Americans think the Media is inventing stories about Trump & his Administration".

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Of the voters who strongly approved of the president's job performance, 85% believed the media makes up fake news about Trump. Seventeen percent are undecided.

WASHINGTON-President Donald Trump touted a recent Morning Consult/POLITICO poll Wednesday night showing that 46 percent of voters believe that the media fabricates stories about him. Before he called the press "disgusting", Trump mused on Twitter that NBC and other news outlets should have their licenses challenged.

Amid Trump's repeated attacks on various publications and journalists writ large, many already rigorous national news organizations have become increasingly sensitive in rare instances in which reporters bungle major news stories.

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According to the poll, 51 percent of voters believe the government should not have this power while 28 percent said that it should. Republicans are more suspicious of the media than any other group, with 76 percent saying they believe in fake news.

"Actually, dishonesty in the media is one of the things that surprised me the most", he said Tuesday.

The poll was conducted via landline and cell phone from October 12-15 among 1,010 respondents with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.

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