Sunday, May 1, 2016
Not a single member of the White House press corps is a registered Republican, according to survey results recently published by Politico.
Those results are buried in a story this week on President Barack Obama’s relationship with the press. An infographic posted in the story reveals that not a single one of the 72 members of the White House press corps surveyed by the Virginia-based trade publication identifies with the GOP.
Of the journalists surveyed, more than a quarter are registered Democrats and 13 percent are not members of any political party. Sixty percent are not registered to vote, but 72 percent of those polled said they think reporters should vote in elections they cover.
Twelve survey respondents said they plan to vote for Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Three said they support her rival Bernie Sanders. Two plan to vote for Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Tex.) and one supports Republican frontrunner Donald Trump.
Nearly 9 in 10 respondents said they expect Hillary Clinton to be the nation’s next president.
A separate survey of campaign reporters revealed a bit more partisan diversity, but Republicans are still widely outnumbered among the 80 journalists surveyed.
Eight percent of those campaign reporters said they are registered Republicans, compared to 21 percent who said they are Democrats. Twelve plan to vote for Clinton, one for Sanders, one for Trump, one for Cruz, and one for Kasich.
Eighty-six percent said they expect Clinton to win.