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  New Poll: 43% of Republicans Want to Give Trump the Power to Shut Down Media
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Last EditedRP  Aug 07, 2018 11:20am
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AuthorSAM STEIN
News DateTuesday, August 7, 2018 04:55:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionFreedom of the press may be guaranteed in the Constitution. But a plurality of Republicans want to give President Trump the authority to close down certain news outlets, according to a new public opinion survey conducted by Ipsos and provided exclusively to The Daily Beast.

The findings present a sobering picture for the fourth estate, with respondents showing diminished trust in the media and increased support for punitive measures against its members. They also illustrate the extent to which Trump’s anti-press drumbeat has shaped public opinion about the role the media plays in covering his administration.
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