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    Gallup polls Americans on how the media are treating Trump; Gorsuch as SCOTUS pick

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     President Donald Trump shakes hands with 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch, his choice for Supreme Court associate justice in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. (Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo)

    President Donald Trump shakes hands with 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch, his choice for Supreme Court associate justice in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. (Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo)

    NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller sits down for his weekly conversation with Gallup’s Frank Newport to talk about trends in U.S. opinion.

    First reactions in now from Trump’s controversial executive orders — on banning Syrian refugees indefinitely, temporarily halting immigration from citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries, and beginning to build a wall between the US and Mexico.

    Most Americans oppose each of these.

    Slightly fewer favor these than approve of the job Trump is doing overall, suggesting that reactions to Trump are pretty set in stone.

    In the course of presenting Neil Gorsuch as his selection to fill the open seat on the United States Supreme Court, the president said the composition of the court was the primary motivator for millions who went to the polls and voted for him.

    Trump and his advisors have made the media the enemy. Americans by no means, however, believe that they media are being too tough on Trump.

    Naturally, Republicans and Democrats differ wildly in their views of how the media are treating Trump. Republicans overwehelmingly say “too tough”. Democrats are split between about right and not tough enough.

    Gallup’s annual update on “religiosity” by state finds that Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware are right in the middle.

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