Most trusted political reporter: ‘Don’t know’ – 21%; ‘None’ – 15%; Bill O’Reilly – 9%

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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%

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