April 29th, 2009
09:23 PM ET
6 years ago

CNN Poll: Media coverage

A new national poll suggests that Americans think the media's coverage of the White House and Congress deserves a grade of C.
A new national poll suggests that Americans think the media's coverage of the White House and Congress deserves a grade of C.

(CNN) - A new national poll suggests that Americans think the media's coverage of the White House and Congress deserves a grade of C.
The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday, as the Obama administration marks 100 days in office, asked respondents to use a grading scale of A, B, C, D and F, where A is excellent and F is very poor.

Eighteen percent of those questioned gave the media's reporting of President Obama and Congress an A, 28 percent a B, 22 percent a C, 12 percent a D and 20 percent a F. The grade for the media's performance averaged out to a C.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted April 23-26, with 2,019 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus two percentage points.

soundoff (88 Responses)
  1. Debby

    F especially CNN for being the Obama News Network.

    April 29, 2009 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  2. A. Darton

    Grade the media, D-, specially CNN's Ed Henry. Fox news, to heck with them!!!!

    April 29, 2009 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  3. alvino

    Fox News has rplaced the Daily Show as best comedy news.

    April 29, 2009 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  4. David Adrean

    When your News Team says write in your Grade for Obama's Speech and you search Obama's Speech grade nothing is found

    April 29, 2009 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  5. deb

    I strongly agree with WESTCOASTER comments above!!!!!!!!

    April 29, 2009 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  6. cary

    D-

    Fox News is completely distorted to the point of being laughable. Ed Henry's questions are not doing CNN any favors. John King isn't either.

    April 29, 2009 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  7. Judith Pittillo

    Loou Dobbs is certainly not an Obama supporter. Have seen one of his stupid poll questions that assume we are stupid enough not to recognize the bias in the questions. Really!

    April 29, 2009 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  8. Steve Dankner

    Your aphorism "Best Political Team on Television" pat on the back is self-serving. Lose the narcissism.

    April 29, 2009 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  9. Judith Pittillo

    Bill Moyer and Charlie Rose of PBS seem to have the most insightful people on their programs.

    April 29, 2009 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  10. Judith Pittillo

    Lou Dobbs is certainly not an Obama supporter. Have seen one of his stupid poll questions that assume we are stupid enough not to recognize the bias in the questions. Really!

    April 29, 2009 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  11. MrWright

    Most media coverage is terrible, and seems to be getting worse and worse. Doesn't just one lonely, right wing, guy own all the major news outlets now? I believe that (aside from independent sources) fair, unbiased and objective reporting are over. ABC is far LEFT while FOX is far right. CNN has been my go to news but I continue to watch with an open mind. I do appreciate CNN's interactive news as well as the hologram usage. That effect was pretty cool.

    Greg -Palm Springs, CA

    April 29, 2009 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  12. M Nehrenz

    Very disappointing. The media is not interested in presenting unbiased views or the news, they are much too busy inventing and spinning....Do we really care what any of you think? You are more out of touch with everyday people then the politicians! We have the party agendas, then we have the media agendas. I don't want speculation, I want facts. I thought that was what reporting and journalism was about! The media creates panic at every turn. Where is the integrity?

    April 29, 2009 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  13. Demo no mas

    I check out the British and German news every morning to discern what's really happening, then read what the US slant is for entertainment. Where in Hades is Cronkite?

    April 29, 2009 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
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