October 10, 2017

Only 31 Percent Agree that CNN Is “the Most Trusted Name in News”

President Donald Trump has made accusations of “fake news” a regular tactic in his administration’s war against the media in general and CNN in particular. Now, the president’s allies are leaning into that assault with polling indicating popular distrust for CNN.

According to a new poll from pro-Trump nonprofit America First Policies, only 31 percent of Americans agree with CNN’s slogan that they are “the most trusted name in news.” Furthermore, when asked what network they found most trustworthy, a plurality of respondents—29 percent—favored Fox News over CNN, MSNBC, or BBC America.

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This isn’t the first time pollsters have detected that many American voters distrust CNN. Back in January, a Rasmussen poll found that only 33 percent of likely voters who watched CNN trusted its political coverage, while 36 percent said they did not trust it. On the other hand, trustworthiness can be a relative question: a July Axios poll found that Americans trust CNN more than President Trump.

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