In the wake of the recent Harvard CAPS/Harris poll, it has become evident that many Americans are questioning the narratives spun by the mainstream media. The poll, which surveyed over 2,000 registered U.S. voters, revealed some startling insights into the public’s perception of the media, the current administration, and the potential interference by intelligence agencies in future elections. The full report can be found here.
The Media’s Credibility Crisis
The poll results indicate that most Americans believe the allegations in the Steele dossier and Russia collusion stories are false. Despite this, around 70 percent of Democrats continue to believe these narratives. This discrepancy raises questions about the role of media in shaping public opinion and the extent to which it can sway perceptions.
The Hunter Biden Laptop Controversy
Another significant finding from the poll is the public’s belief in the authenticity of Hunter Biden’s laptop. A majority of Americans believe that the laptop is real, contradicting the narrative propagated by the media that it was Russian disinformation. However, a majority of Democrats still believe the media’s claim, which was devised by Biden’s team and a group of intelligence officials.
Concerns Over Biden’s Fitness for Office
The poll also revealed that most voters think President Biden is not demonstrating his fitness for office. With 57 percent of respondents saying he is mentally unfit and 65 percent saying he is “too old,” these results reflect a growing concern among Americans about the President’s ability to lead the nation effectively.
The Need for Reform
Across partisan lines, voters expressed severe concerns about the potential interference by the FBI and intelligence agencies in future presidential elections. This sentiment underscores the need for wide-ranging reform to prevent such interference and ensure the integrity of our democratic processes.
In conclusion, the Harvard/Harris poll provides a sobering look at the number of Americans whose views are not represented in the news they watch daily. The declining trust in legacy media should not be surprising, given the growing awareness of the media’s bias and the increasing number of people seeking alternative sources of information.