Fox News is facing a decline that’s so sever, they’re on the verge of becoming as irrelevant as local news.
Their ratings are in the toilet and now public opinion is also total garbage as this new poll shows.
According to results from a USA Today poll, Trump supporters view of Fox News being their most “trusted news source” went down a whopping 24% from 2016.
The poll also found that Trump supporters are now putting more trust into Newsmax and OANN as their news source.
A new USA Today/Suffolk Poll discovered that only 34% of Trump voters named Fox News as their “most trusted source of news.” This is a massive 24% drop from the poll in October 2016, when 58% of former President Donald Trump supporters declared Fox News as their most trusted news source.
Trump voters are jumping the Fox News ship and embracing relative newcomers Newsmax and One American News Network. The poll of 1,000 Trump voters taken by phone between Feb. 15-19 found that 17% of Trump voters see Newsmax as their most trusted source of news, and 9% trust OANN.
“At the time of our October 2016 poll, OANN and Newsmax were barely 2 years old, so they were not offered as options,” David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, said. “However, we do not believe that in 2016 they would have been trusted the most by a statistically significant portion of respondents.”
Newsmax and OANN are snatching Trump’s most loyal backers. The survey found that 92% of Newsmax viewers believe Joe Biden was “illegitimately elected” tune into Newsmax, and 90% of OANN watchers question the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election.
If they had to pick between the Republican Party and Donald Trump, those who trust Fox News skew 51%-37% in favor of the former president. But with those committed to Newsmax, 72% chose Trump over the GOP, and the percentage jumps up to 80% in Trump’s corner for viewers who watch OANN.
Bottom line though, this all spells bad news for Fox’s future.
Unless they do a complete 180 degree turn around, their views are going to be even lower than a Three’s Company rerun.
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