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Most Idahoans believe President Donald Trump has been treated unfairly by the news media, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows.

Our pollster Dan Jones & Associates finds:

Trump, now in this 10th month in office, is clearly a very polarizing figure.

Almost daily he gets into weird spats in uncharacteristic ways – like getting into an argument with the family of a recently-killed U.S. soldier over whether Trump used inappropriate language when he tried to console the dead man’s family.

On the question of whether the news media has been fair or unfair to Trump, once again Democrats see things very differently than Republicans, with political independents split.

Some of the demographic breakouts:

In a number of questions about Trump, one sees clear differences between the less educated and the greater educated.

While Trump rarely goes to church – he often plays golf on Sundays at one of his resorts – 71 percent of those who say they are Christians believe the media has been unfair to him, while only 23 percent say it has been unfair to him.

Among those who say they have no religion, 60 percent say the media have been fair to him, while 30 percent say it has been unfair.

Jones polled 604 adults from Aug. 23-30. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percent.