A Question of Character
Sources and Evidence
Usually, different news sources came with different kinds of evidence. Outside experts were more likely to offer some proof for the claims (92% versus 81% overall) and to base their proof on the candidate's public record (43% versus 31% overall).
Journalists on the other hand, referred to the public record just 28% of the time and offered no evidence 22% of time.
The candidates were the next most likely source to offer evidence (83%) and in doing so, referred to the public record (36%).
Evidence Used by the Various Sources
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