I got a good question about our TV news poll from earlier this week: what's the deal with the Democrats who like Fox News and the Republicans who don't?
Not surprisingly there is a more conservative bent to the Democrats who trust Fox News. For instance 36% of them oppose the Democratic health care plan compared to only 16% of the party's voters overall. But to a larger extent it's a product of people who just generally trust the media across the board- more than half of the Fox trusting Democrats also say they trust ABC, CBS, CNN, and NBC.
It's a relatively similar story with the Republicans who don't trust Fox News. 47% of them are moderates, compared to just 30% of GOP voters overall. But 56% of them are people who just seem not to trust any media- they give Fox News bad marks but they do the same for the other four as well.
I would definitely put this poll among the top five most discussed ones we've ever conducted- debates about the media certainly seem to get folks riled up.