Republicans have become increasingly disenchanted with Fox News after Election Day, according to a recent Morning Consult poll.
From late December 2019 through Nov. 2, 67 percent of U.S. adults who identify as Republican viewed Fox News favorably, according to Morning Consult’s Brand Intelligence, which tracks consumer attitudes of thousands of brands, while roughly 16 percent had an unfavorable view of the cable channel.
Then came election night, when Fox News was the first news organization to project a Trump loss in the battleground state of Arizona.
President Trump reportedly was enraged by the move and has since embarked on a Fox News bashing binge. Trump has tweeted that the network’s ratings have “completely collapsed,” and “suggest[ed] that his followers turn instead to One America News Network or Newsmax, two conservative cable news networks.”
Trump’s rhetoric appears to be having the intended effect:
In polling conducted Nov. 9-16, the network’s average favorability rating among GOP respondents has dropped 13 percentage points, to 54 percent, and the average share of those with an unfavorable view of the network nearly doubled, to 30 percent.
Morning Consult also noted that when Trump supporters took to the streets in Washington, D.C., for their “Million MAGA March” in protest of the election results, “at several points during their demonstration they chanted, ‘Fox News sucks!’”
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