Looks Like Voters Might Agree With Newt About the Media

Posted: Sep 09, 2011 11:22 AM

Newt Gingrich provided one of the feistier moments of the GOP debate Wednesday night when he called out the moderators for their attempts to simply get Republicans fighting each other.

It looks like America is siding with Newt's interpretation. Rasmussen Reports has a new poll showing that 73% of likely voters believe the media is more interested in candidate controversies than where they stand on the issues. The report says,

"Voters overwhelmingly believe the media’s more interested in playing “gotcha” with those running for president than with airing out where they stand on the important issues of the day.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 16% of Likely U.S. Voters think the media is more interested in where prospective presidential candidates stand on the issues. Seventy-three percent (73%) believe the media is more interested in creating controversies about the candidates. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided. "

The report adds that this seems to be a bipartisan feeling, although more Republicans than Democrats and voters independent of both parties remain "more critical of the media."

Watch the clip of Newt going off on the media below.