President Trump this week proposed the creation of a “fake news trophy.”
But he’s likely to be disappointed that many voters picked Fox News as the organization that most deserved it.
A new poll from conservative-leaning Rasmussen found that 40% of all voters thought Fox deserved the non-award.
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Here’s the breakdown for the other outlets that voters picked:
- 25% said CNN deserved the fake news trophy
- 9% said MSNBC
- 4% said ABC
- 3% said CBS
- 2% said NBC
Another 6% picked a different outlet and 11% were undecided.
Break it down by political party, and Democrats (53%) and voters that weren’t affiliated with a party (42%) picked Fox as the network that deserved the “trophy.” Republicans were more likely to pick CNN (40%) over Fox (24%).
When he proposed the “fake news trophy,” Trump said it should go to the network that has the “most dishonesty, corrupt and/or distorted” coverage of him.
He specified that the contest shouldn’t include Fox.
The survey found that a majority of voters (51%) believe that media coverage of political issues and events is worse than it has been in the past. Another 27% said it’s about the same and 19% said it was worse.
Rasmussen surveyed 1,000 likely voters on Tuesday and Wednesday, with an error margin of 3 points.