Poll: CNN Least Trusted Cable News Network

Fox News most trusted, watched


Television viewers prefer Fox News for political coverage above all other cable news networks and trust CNN the least among them, according to a recent poll.

The Rasmussen poll shows that, when Americans were asked what channels they turn to "at least occasionally" for political news, Fox News took the top spot with 42 percent saying they watch the channel. Competitors CNN and MSNBC fell short with 35 percent and 19 percent, respectively.

The poll also asked how viewers trust the political news from each of the cable networks. Fox News again took the top spot, with 50 percent of respondents saying they trust the network's political news. Fourty-three percent of MSNBC viewers said the same, and only 33 percent of those who tune into CNN said they trust the news network.

Rasmussen Reports also found that 75 percent of likely American voters watch cable news "at least occasionally" for some of their news reception.

For the poll, Rasmussen contacted 1,000 likely voters on Jan. 2.