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The Suffolk University Political Research Center's national poll -- conducted earlier this month -- asked respondents about their primary source for political news and information. Cable/TV News Networks were cited by a wide margin (57 percent), followed by online news websites (15 percent) and daily newspapers/print edition (13 percent). Anderson Cooper came after Bill O'Reilly -- and "Don't know" and "None" -- as most trusted political reporter on television.

What political news source do you trust the most?

FOX News - 25%
CNN - 18%
Undecided - 12%
NBC - 10%
Other - 10%
MSNBC - 7%
ABC - 6%
CBS - 6%
C-SPAN - 3%

What is your primary source for political news and information?

Television and Cable News Networks - 57%

Online news websites - 15%
Daily newspaper - print editions - 13%
Radio - 7%
Magazines - print editions - 2%
Friends and Family - 2%
Undecided - 2%
Independent Political Blogs - 1%
Social media websites like Twitter and Facebook - 1%
Smart phone apps - 0%

What political reporter would you say that you trust the most?

Don't know - 21%
None - 15%
Bill O'Reilly (FOX) - 9%
Anderson Cooper (CNN) - 6%
Other - 6%
Sean Hannity (FOX) - 4%
Mike Huckabee (FOX) - 4%
Brian Williams (NBC) - 4%
Tom Brokaw (NBC) - 3%
Katie Couric (CBS) - 3%
Diane Sawyer (ABC) - 3%
Wolf Blitzer (CNN) - 3%
Chris Matthews (MSNBC) - 3%
Megyn Kelly (FOX) - 2%
Rachael Maddow (MSNBC) - 2%
Fareed Zakaria (CNN) - 1%
George Stephanopoulos (ABC) - 1%
Christiane Amanpour (ABC) - 1%
Ed Schultz (MSBNC) - 1%

Bob Schieffer (CBS) - 1%
Jon Stewart (COM) - 1%
Glenn Beck (FOX) - 1%

Howard Kurtz (CNN) - 1%
Candy Crowley (CNN) - 1%

Shepard Smith (FOX) - 1%

John King (CNN) - 0%

Elliot Spitzer (CNN) - 0%

Campbell Brown (CNN) - 0%
Keith Olbermann (CURRENT) - 0%
Joe Scarborough (MSNBC) - 0%
David Gregory (NBC) - 0%