Did Trump Just Lose His War With CNN? Poll Finds More People Trust The Network Than The President

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President Donald Trump arrives at the Celebrate Freedom Rally in Washington, D.C., July 1, 2017. Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Donald Trump may not be winning hearts and minds in his ongoing war with the media, with a recent poll showing more people trust CNN than the president.

Trump openly despises CNN and often refers to the network-and many others-as 'fake news,' but the majority of people questioned in a poll by Survey Monkey trust information from the news network over the president.

"The fight... between the White House and major media outlets has made the question of truthfulness just as partisan-tinged as health care or other policies," SurveyMonkey's Jon Cohen told Axios.

Of those 4,695 people questioned between June 29 to July 3, 50% of all voters said they trusted CNN over Trump, while 43% said they trusted Trump over CNN, and a further 7% said they were not sure who to trust more.

But among independents, 55% said they trusted CNN more than Trump, with just 40% opting for Trump and 5% unsure who to trust.

The president's relationship with the media has been strained since his campaign, when he famously entered into a war or words with then Fox host Megyn Kelly, told crowds at his rallies that he was being persecuted by the mainstream media, and his use Twitter to hit out at 'fake news.'

Since taking office, Trump has continued his feud with the press, often singling out CNN for specific attacks.

Indeed, on Sunday Trump shared a doctored video of himself wrestling with someone whose head had been replaced with the CNN logo, prompting criticism from the network.

"It is a sad day when the President of the United States encourages violence against reporters," CNN said in a statement. Trump is "involved in juvenile behavior far below the dignity of his office. We will keep doing our jobs. He should start doing his."

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