Poll: Americans Trust Fox News More Than Obama on Climate Change

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A new poll by St. Leo University finds more people trust Fox News on climate change than they do President Barack Obama.

Fox wasn’t exactly in high favor — the poll found that only 17 percent of respondents trust Fox News on climate change. But Obama’s trustworthiness was lower still, totaling only 11 percent. Even the federal government as a whole ranked higher than the president, with a 13 percent rating.

According to the poll, the most trusted group on climate change was “non-government scientists and educators,” with 45 percent approval. Environmental groups ranked at 33 percent, while members of the media enjoyed 22 percent.

As for individuals, conservative talk radio hosts like Sean Hannity ranked at a low 6 percent, even lower than Obama. On the other hand, Neil deGrasse Tyson, well-known popularizer of science and national entertainer, came in at 22 percent approval.

Unsurprisingly, college-educated Republicans felt that global warming was exaggerated (73 percent) while only a small percentage of college-educated Democrats feel the same way (15 percent).

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter: @warnerthuston. Email the author at igcolonel@hotmail.com.


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