Poll: The Most Trusted News Network Is FOX

The highly respected and non-partisan Quinnipiac University polling service conducted a poll on which United States based television news network was the most trusted. The winning network was the conservative group at FOX News who sat atop the poll.(Results here.)

The network got 29 percent of the vote as the most trusted, followed by CNN with 22 percent, CBS News and NBC News are at 10 percent, ABC News at 8 percent and MSNBC at 7 percent. The poll, was conducted Feb. 26-March 2,with 1,286 registered voters nationwide taking part. Quinnipiac University pollsters contacted people via both landlines and cellphones, with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.

As you might expect things as seems to be the case these days broke down along party lines with  Republican voters giving, 58 percent of their vote to Fox News as the network they most trust, with 13 percent favoring CNN, 7 percent for NBC and CBS, 5 percent for ABC and 2 percent for MSNBC.

Some might be surprised that Democrats, had CNN as their top choice with 32 percent, 15 percent for NBC, 14 percent for CBS and MSNBC, and 8 percent for ABC. Only 3 percent trust Fox News most. Many people thought that the progressive leaning MSNBC would be the darlings of the Democrats but such is not the case and that could lead to big changes.

Brian Williams, who is serving a six month suspension from his anchor job at the “NBC Nightly News,” got a vote of confidence as 42 percent of the people thought he should be allowed to his duties. Meanwhile, 35 percent think that NBC News should not give him another chance after his suspension.

The other big media credibility story with Bill O’Reilly over at FOX News seems to a non story. 51 percent responded that they haven’t heard enough to say whether he should be fired, suspended or allowed to continued with FOX News.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.