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George Stephanopoulos Leads to Further Distrust of Media, Poll Shows

After reports emerged that ABC News personality George Stephanopoulos donated to the Clinton Foundation, a new poll shows most voters are not trusting the political news. Rasmussen Reports released a poll on Thursday which finds 61 percent of likely voters do not trust the political news while only 21 percent trust it. A Rasmussen poll from October found 45 percent did not trust the political news while 33 percent did.

More than a third of those surveyed -- 36 percent -- think the media will try to help former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton win the presidency while 23 percent think they will try to hinder her campaign.

Stephanopoulos, who burst onto the national scene as an aide to Bill Clinton in the 1992 presidential election, has tarnished his brand, the poll shows. Almost half of those surveyed -- 46 percent -- think ABC should ban Stephanopoulos from covering the news and around a third -- 34 percent -- say they are now less likely to believe ABC News due to Stephanopoulos not revealing his donations to the Clinton Foundation.

The poll of 1,000 likely voters was taken from May 17-18 and had a margin of error of +/-3 percent.

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