Poll: Trump favorability declines among those who say Fox is their most trusted news network
People who say Fox News is their most-trusted news network have been losing confidence in President Trump, according to new data from Suffolk University.
Trump’s favorability rating has dropped 32 points between June and December among respondents who said they trust Fox over any other news network. In June, the number was 90 percent, and in December, just 58 percent, according to the data first reported by The Washington Post.
In June, 40 percent of all voters said they view Trump favorably compared to just 34 percent in December.
Trump, who frequently criticizes the “fake news” media, has been kinder to Fox News than other networks. Fox’s coverage of Trump is often favorable, and he has praised the network and individual hosts for their “great ratings.”
The president has appeared on the network more than a dozen times since taking office, though he has avoided being interviewed by other outlets.
His disdain for the media is focused primarily on CNN, as well as The Washington Post and The New York Times. Last month he feuded with the network after tweeting that “Fox News is MUCH more important” than CNN.
.@FoxNews is MUCH more important in the United States than CNN, but outside of the U.S., CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly. The outside world does not see the truth from them!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 25, 2017
As recently as Wednesday, Trump tweeted criticism of the “fake news” media.
Wow, more than 90% of Fake News Media coverage of me is negative, with numerous forced retractions of untrue stories. Hence my use of Social Media, the only way to get the truth out. Much of Mainstream Meadia has become a joke! @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2017
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