Tucker Carlson rates higher with Republicans than Fox News does

 May 19, 2023

A recent poll shows that Tucker Carlson ranks higher in favorability among Republicans than Fox News does.

Carlson ranked 62 points higher than the network that parted ways with its star in recent weeks.

The breakdown

"The respondents were asked, 'How favorable are your feelings' about Fox News? Only eight percent said 'very favorable,' and only 26 percent said 'somewhat favorable,'” Breitbart News reported.

"That’s a weak favorability rating for Fox News of just 34 percent…with Republicans," it added.

The observations

"In the aftermath of Tucker Carlson’s firing from Fox News, Republicans sided with Tucker," Change Research noted.

"Just like Tucker Carlson, Elon Musk is popular on the right, very unpopular on the left, and somewhat unpopular with the middle," it added.

The results add to a Rasmussen Reports survey taken just after Carlson's release from Fox News that showed he is more popular than the network.

"Of likely U.S. voters surveyed, 59% surveyed said they had a favorable view of Carlson compared with 52% for Fox. More believe Carlson's departure will make Fox worse, not better (32%-19%)," Newsmax reported.

"Among Republicans, 47% said letting Carlson go would make Fox News worse, compared with 13% who said otherwise," it continued. "Not surprisingly, Carlson is most popular among Republican voters and self-identified conservatives. Carlson is viewed at least somewhat favorably by 71% of Republicans, 48% of Democrats, and 55% of voters not affiliated with either major party."

Fox News parted ways shortly after settling a lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems over libel issues related to the 2020 election. Fellow host Dan Bongino also left the network just days after the settlement, raising speculation that the two hosts were fired as part of the settlement, a rumor the network has denied.

The latest survey shows that Carlson continues to remain more popular than his former employer. Fox News continues to struggle following the change while Carlson is working toward the upcoming launch of a show on Twitter in addition to other plans in development as part of his future media ventures.

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