Poll: Fox News Most Trusted For Television News

Reuters / Fred Prouser
Reuters / Fred Prouser

A Quinnipiac poll of 1286 registered voters released Monday shows that Fox News is the most trusted television outlet for news. Fox News earned the trust of 29% of those asked which network they trusted the most. MSNBC came in dead last at 7%. The once legendary broadcast networks, CBS News, NBC News, and ABC News flamed out at 10%, 10%, and 8%, respectively.

Left-wing cable news network CNN came in second with 22%.

When asked, “Do you trust the journalistic coverage provided by FOX News,” 20 percent of U.S. voters say “a great deal” and 35 percent say “somewhat.” Scores for other networks are:

NBC News – 14 percent “a great deal” and 46 percent “somewhat;”

ABC News – 14 percent “a great deal” and 50 percent “somewhat;”

CBS News – 14 percent “a great deal” and 50 percent “somewhat;”

MSNBC – 11 percent “a great deal” and 41 percent “somewhat;”

CNN – 18 percent “a great deal” and 43 percent “somewhat.”

The big winner is local television news, trusted by 19 percent of voters “a great deal” and by 52 percent “somewhat.”

The poll had some positive news for Brian Williams. Only 35% believe the suspended NBC New anchor does not deserve a second chance; a plurality of 42% believe he does.

According to this poll, the Media Matters/Mother Jones/CNN left-wing campaign against Bill O’Reilly has been a massive failure. Only 12% want the Fox News anchor fired, while 11% want him suspended. A full 51% said they don’t know enough to have an opinion on the matter.


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