Donald Trump’s favorite cable news network, which he watches obsessively, is Fox News. But a new poll says that fans of the right-wing network are no longer the ‘yuuuuge’ fans of the president that they once were.
According to the Washington Post, Last June, 90% of respondents in a Suffolk University poll who said they trust Fox over other news networks viewed Trump favorably, but by October, approval had fallen to 74%. Now, in December, that approval rating has dropped precipitously to 58%—a 32-point drop in six months.
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Trump favorability among Fox viewers (%):
— Adrian Gray (@adrian_gray) December 13, 2017
This means, according to Newsweek, that the percentage of Fox watchers who viewed Trump unfavorably grew in the December poll to more than a third, which was double the unfavorability percentage recorded among Republicans.
Also, Fox viewers who strongly approved of Trump’s job performance dropped from 55% in March to 32% in October.
The president’s rating hit its lowest point since he was inaugurated in January in a Monmouth University poll published on Wednesday. More than half of respondents in the Monmouth poll, 56%, disapproved of Trump’s job performance, and he lost more support from women and independents.
In late November, Trump tweeted,
.@FoxNews is MUCH more important in the United States than CNN, but outside of the U.S., CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly. The outside world does not see the truth from them!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 25, 2017
Trump has appeared on Fox News more than a dozen times since becoming president while avoiding interviews on other news outlets. He repeatedly claims CNN, The New York Times, and the Post are “fake news.” Just this week he tweeted:
Wow, more than 90% of Fake News Media coverage of me is negative, with numerous forced retractions of untrue stories. Hence my use of Social Media, the only way to get the truth out. Much of Mainstream Meadia has become a joke! @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2017