89% of Americans Think Media Played a ‘Strong’ Role in Electing Obama

Poynter:

Results from a national Sacred Heart University survey released today reveal that many news consumers believe the media played a significant role in electing President Barack Obama and that the media continue to promote his presidency.
Titled “Trust and Satisfaction with the National News Media,” the national survey of 800 Americans renews attention to the issue of liberal media bias and its effect on political coverage.
“A large majority, 89.3 percent, suggested the national media played a very or somewhat strong role in helping to elect President Obama,” according to a summary of the findings. “Just 10.0 percent suggested the national media played little or no role. Further, 69.9 percent agreed the national news media are intent on promoting the Obama presidency while 26.5 percent disagreed. Some, 3.6 percent, were unsure.”