Media bias real, Zogby poll says

Sixty-four percent of those who perceive bias in the media said the media lean left, while 28 percent said they detect a conservative media bias, according to the results of an Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet/Zogby Interactive poll released last week.
The poll found:

  • 97 percent of Republicans say the media are liberal;
  • 66 percent of independents agree;
  • 23 percent of independents perceive the media to have a conservative bias;
  • 66 percent of Democrats said the media skewed right;
  • 17 percent of Democrats said the media favored the left.

The Zogby Interactive survey of 1757 likely voters nationwide was conducted Feb. 20-26, 2007. The survey's margin of error is +/- 2.4 percentage points.

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