Just In: Trump Approval Ratings Sinks With Fox News Viewers


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.

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,

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: