A new survey reveals that former top-rated Fox News host Tucker Carlson is the media figure that people trust the most for news and information.
“Carlson topped a list included in a new Gallup survey of leading news media figures and entertainment personalities as part of a survey in which respondents were asked who they trusted most to provide them news,” Gallup reported.
“Carlson had 113 mentions, followed by MSNBC host Rachel Maddow (107) and then Fox News pundit Sean Hannity (57), who was tied with former Daily Show host and comedian Trevor Noah. NBC News anchor Lester Holt placed highest among non-opinion journalists, placing seventh with 55 mentions,” the survey found.
“Now we are going to ask you about the one public individual you watch or follow the most to get information,” the Gallup poll stated. “Public individuals are people who have public influence.”
Carlson remains more popular with Americans than his former employer, according to a recent survey.
Rasmussen Reports’ survey found that Carlson remains popular among likely conservative and Republican voters. “Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Likely U.S. Voters have a favorable impression of Carlson, including 36 percent (36%) who have a Very Favorable opinion of him,” the polling firm noted.
“Thirty-four percent (34%) view Carlson unfavorably, including 25% with a Very Unfavorable impression,” the firm added in a release.
In contrast, Fox News now has a lower approval rating among likely voters, with only 52% of voters viewing the network favorably and 24% viewing it very favorably, figures that are significantly lower than Carlson’s.
42% of prospective voters had an unfavorable opinion of Fox News, with 28% having a very unfavorable opinion.
Only 19 percent of voters believed that Carlson’s dismissal from the network would have a positive influence on the network. In contrast, 32% believed that his departure would truly diminish the platform’s quality.
In contrast, 42% of respondents did not believe Carlson’s departure would have a significant impact on Fox.
The reason why Carlson’s program was taken off the air in April is still unknown. According to a report, another upstart network is reportedly interested in signing him and giving him unrestricted reign.
TMZ reports that Newsmax is interested in giving Tucker Carlson his own primetime show and enabling him to program the entire network. This would grant Carlson a substantial amount of authority, including the ability to decide which shows are presently broadcast on the network.
“Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ … the news channel is doing everything it can to sweeten the deal for Tucker to come on board — including floating the idea of letting him program the whole channel, not just his own show. That would be a pretty enticing deal point … in addition to having his own primetime show, Tucker would have a say over what shows lead into and out of his show, which can be key in achieving bigger TV ratings,” TMZ reported.
“While our sources stress Newsmax hasn’t formally offered Tucker a job — he can’t have formal discussions due to his current Fox News contract — we’re told the network execs have made it clear to people around him, they would basically give him a big say in rebranding their channel,” the report added.
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