Most trusted political reporter: 'Don't know' - 21%; 'None' - 15%; Bill O'Reilly - 9%

Suffolk.edu | Suffolk University National Survey [PDF]

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%

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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