An annual survey shows trust of Fox News at a new low.
Public Policy Polling has been conducting its annual TV news survey for four years. The polling recently released shows that Fox News has hit a record low with voters – 46 percent do not trust its news compared to 41 percent who do.
In 2010, 49 percent trusted Fox News and 37 percent did not.
Fox, according to PPP and to probably no one’s surprise, polls far better with Republicans than Democrats.
Democrats are most trusting of PBS (61 percent), and then NBC, CBS, CNN, ABC and Comedy Central.
Republicans are most trusting of Fox, followed by PBS, NBC, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, CBS and Comedy Central.
PPP, in its release on the survey, said, “We find once again this year that Democrats trust everything except Fox, and Republicans don't trust anything other than Fox.”
There was only one source that more voters trust than distrust – PBS, with 52 percent of voters saying they trust the source compared with 29 percent who do not.
In two separate questions, one asking which single news source is trusted the most and which one is trusted the least, Fox "won."
PPP conducted the poll among 800 voters – 25 percent described themselves as somewhat conservative, 28 percent as moderate, 18 percent as very conservative, 19 percent as somewhat liberal and 11 percent as liberal. There were slightly more women than men surveyed.