Best TV news network?

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Best TV news network?

When asked what is the best TV news network, Americans responded along partisan lines, with 62% of Republicans picking Fox News, while 72% of Democrats chose CNN and MSNBC.

In a national Poll Position telephone survey, Fox News came out on top. Among all the 1,180 surveyed, 36% said Fox News was best, with 28% saying CNN and 17% MSNBC.

Among independents, 36% chose Fox News, 31% CNN, 9% MSNBC, and 24% were undecided.

Republicans: 62% Fox News, 13% CNN, 6% MSNBC, 19% undecided.

Democrats: 10% Fox News, 41% CNN, 31% MSNBC, 18% undecided.

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Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,180 adults nationwide was conducted September 18, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±3%.

The online companion poll in which you can vote provides unscientific results, meaning it’s a tally of participating Poll Position users, not a nationally representative sampling.

Poll Position is committed to transparency and upholding the highest professional standards in its polling, explaining why we provide you with the crosstabs of our scientific polls. Crosstabs provide a breakdown of survey participants by age, race, gender, and political affiliation. Here are the crosstabs for this poll: Poll Position crosstabs – TV news nets.

You can learn more about our polling methodology here.

Disclosure: I worked at CNN for 23 years.

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