It has been stated many times that media coverage of former President Barack Obama was different from that of President Donald J. Trump. A new study on the subject shows a difference in the way the four most-recent presidents were covered by the media.
According to Pew Research Center, early media coverage of President Trump’s first 60-days in office had only a 5-percent positive assessment. By comparison, President Obama’s first 60 days in office contained a 42-percent positive assessment.
The research results, which were released in a report this week, further indicate that 38 percent of Obama’s coverage was ambivalent, neither positive or negative, and only 20-percent was negative.
Meanwhile, the majority of President Trump’s coverage had a negative slant, with 62-percent containing negativity and only 33-percent being neither positive nor negative.
In all, Obama had 740 percent more positive coverage than Trump in the early stages of his presidency, while President Trump had 210 percent more negative coverage.
The other presidents reviewed were Bill Clinton and George Bush. Both enjoyed a more measured coverage, with both former leaders seeing 28 percent negative coverage, and Clinton and Bush getting 27-percent and 22-percent positive coverage, respectively.
— PewResearch Journo (@pewjournalism) October 2, 2017
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