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Tue Jul 12, 2016, 03:41 PM

 

How Fox News fans keep Donald Trump afloat ~ Wash Po (HRC GP)

Hillary Clinton's lead over Donald Trump was about five points in a Suffolk University-USA Today poll released Monday. That's about in line with the recent RealClearPolitics polling average, which estimates Clinton's lead at four-and-a-half points in all of the various recent surveys.

Buried in the cross-tabs of the Suffolk-USA Today poll, though, is an interesting bit of data. The pollsters also asked people which news network they trusted the most, which allows us to see how fans of one network versus another view the two major-party candidates for president.

People who trust MSNBC the most were more likely to back Clinton, by a 77-point margin. CNN-watchers were also heavy Clinton backers, by 55 points. Fans of the major traditional networks all preferred Clinton, too, by 35-, 20- and 38-point margins for viewers of ABC, NBC and CBS, respectively.

Viewers of Fox News, as you might expect, were the only group to prefer Trump, and did so by a 71-point margin.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/12/how-fox-news-fans-keep-donald-trump-afloat/



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I posted this in GD 16 but people don't seem interested. Hmmmm

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Tue Jul 12, 2016, 04:45 PM

1. Fox News creates its own bubble

They are the folks who convinced their viewers that Hillary would be indicted. In 2012, they had Romney in a landslide--and sadly Romney believed them. Made for an ugly election night.

Media Matters does a good job of helping me negotiate it all.

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Tue Jul 12, 2016, 04:56 PM

2. I'm surprised at MSNBC

I thought for sure their viewers were Trumpsters, since they devote so much time and coverage on Trump, usually in a positive spin.

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