The Results are In: Which Cable News Network is the Least Trusted?

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According to a new Rasmussen Poll, CNN is the least trusted news network on cable television.

The poll, published on Wednesday, found that 75% of those polled watch at least some cable news. Of that number, 42% watch FOX News, 35% CNN, and  19% MSNBC. Where CNN should be concerned, however, is in how their trustworthiness, or lack thereof, is perceived by those who tune in. It is in this area that CNN came in behind MSNBC.

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FOX News, whose tagline is ‘Fair and Balanced,’ is trusted by 50% of those polled. MSNBC, which generated controversy when they adopted Obamaesque language for their tagline of LEAN FORWARD, is viewed as trusted by 43% of those polled. Sadly for CNN, which has garnered a nickname from some as the ‘Clinton News Network’ for their tendency to defend Hillary Clinton throughout the presidential race, came in third in trustworthiness at 33%.

After this poll, CNN might want to think about altering its tagline from “The Most Trusted Name in News.” Failure to do so would be akin to them spreading “fake news.”

The poll, conducted by telephone, surveyed 1,000 likely voters on January 2, 2017. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points.

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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.

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