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A new poll out Wednesday shows that a record number of voters distrust Fox News, which has usually topped Public Policy Polling’s annual survey as the most trusted TV news source.
PPP’s poll finds that 41 percent of voters polled trust Fox News, but 46 percent distrust it. Another 13 percent were unsure.
The organization, which has been running the poll for four years now, noted that in 2010, 49 percent of those polled trusted Fox News and 37 percent did not.
PBS turned out to be the most-trusted TV news source, with 52 percent trusting it and 29 percent not. It is the only network that had a higher percentage of voters who trust it than distrust it.
Fox News’ competitors didn’t fare that well either. For ABC News, 42 percent don’t trust it and 43 percent do not trust CBS News. As for NBC News, 42 percent distrust it and 44 percent distrust its cable network, MSNBC. Just 38 percent trust CNN, while 43 distrust it.
PPP also threw in Comedy Central for good measure, finding that 26 percent trust Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, while 46 percent do not.
Poynter notes that PPP also looked at party divisions. Democrats trust every organization, but Fox News, while Republicans only trust Fox.