Fox News still tops with conservatives, but Newsmax, OAN make gains

Fox News still tops with conservatives, but Newsmax, OAN make gains
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[Ed. – FNC will never recover from some of its more telling reportorial gaffes during the 2020 election.]

A majority of conservative voters say Fox News Channel is their preferred source for TV news, but Newsmax and One America News (OAN) have gained viewers in the past year.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Conservative Likely U.S. Voters who regularly watch TV news most often watch Fox News. Seventeen percent (17%) of conservative news viewers watch Newsmax most often and nine percent (9%) say they watch OAN most often. Twenty percent (20%) of conservative TV news viewers prefer “some other network.” (To see survey question wording, click here.)


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The survey of 935 Conservative U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on May 17-20, 2021 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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