Fifty-one percent of Americans said the media is too critical of Trump, while 41 percent think news organizations have been fair and objective.

The poll also found that Americans are becoming more optimistic about where the country is headed, with 40 percent saying it is headed in the right direction. In December, 33 percent felt that way, compared to 18 percent in July.

Just under half of Americans hold an unfavorable view of Trump. Forty-seven percent view the president unfavorably, compared to 43 percent who view him favorably.

Similarly, 48 percent disapprove of the job Trump is doing as president, while 44 percent approve.