Poll: 78% of GOP Fox News Viewers Say Trump Is Best President Ever


A new survey of the network’s watchers reveal the hard core of the Republican Party and how hopeless it is for Democrats to try and court them.

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Almost 8 in 10 Republicans who watch Fox News say Donald Trump is the most successful president in history.

That was just one finding of a new poll showing the deep ideological divide between Fox News viewers and everyone else. The poll results were provided to The Daily Beast by Navigator, a project launched by Democratic groups Global Strategy Group and GBA strategies. They surveyed more than 1,000 registered voters online with the goal of examining the differences in views between Fox News viewers and non-Fox viewers.

It comes after Democratic strategists have debated whether candidates and officeholders should appear on Trump’s favorite cable news channel to win over its regular viewers. Candidates like Sen. Amy Klobuchar have deliberately made efforts to speak to Fox News viewers, and the Democratic National Committee briefly entertained the idea of hosting a debate on Fox News before deciding against it.

But Thursday’s survey shows why many in the party have largely written off the network’s viewers as a lost cause.

The survey’s authors argue that the network presents an “alternate reality” in American politics, and plays an “outsized role in the way many experience and form opinions on the most important issues facing the country.”

The data show numerous ways in which Fox News-watching Republicans have radically different beliefs from non-Republicans and even Republicans who do not watch Fox News.

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White House Fears Kavanaugh Could Crack During Senate Testimony After He Looked ‘Shaken’ During Fox News Interview: Report

News & Politics  Everything could swing on Thursday’s testimony.

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President Donald Trump and many of his allies have grown aggressive in their defenses of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, lashing out at the women who accuse him of sexual misconduct and assault.

But according to a new report from the Associated Press, even as Kavanaugh’s defenders strike a confident pose, they are far from certain about his prospects at being approved by the Senate.

The report notes that after a Fox News interview of Kavanaugh and his wife Ashley Estes Kavanaugh aired Monday night, there were mixed reactions in the White House:

After the interview aired, the sense in the West Wing was relief that Kavanaugh was able to present an image to counter the allegations. Yet there remained concern among aides, and Trump himself, as to how Kavanaugh, who appeared shaken at times during the interview, would hold up facing far fiercer questioning from Senate Democrats on Thursday, according to a White House official not authorized to speak publicly about private conversations.

On CNN Tuesday night, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman likewise reported that Trump and others were not thrilled with Kavanaugh’s performance in the interview.

During the interview, Kavanaugh was repetitive and looked startled. He repeatedly said he was looking for a “fair process” and that he just wanted to be “heard,” even though his Republican allies have had a stranglehold over the entire process and no one has denied him the ability to respond to his accusers. He denied the accusations against him in their entirety, but he also made several dubious claims that threw more doubt on his credibility.

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