Poll: Fox News Viewers Are More Likely To Support Bernie Than MSNBC, CNN Viewers

Mike Brest | Reporter

A recent Morning Consult poll shows that independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s backers are more likely to watch Fox News than MSNBC or CNN.

Of potential Democratic primary voters, 33,317 were asked to pick their favorite candidate and what media outlets they use at least once a week. The poll found that 22% of Fox News viewers, who also identify as Democratic primary voters, back Sanders. Comparatively, only 16% of CNN viewers and 13% of MSNBC viewers picked the former 2016 presidential candidate.

Morning Consult chart of Democratic voters and their media outlets of choice.

Sanders is the only Democratic presidential candidate who has a higher percentage of viewers favoring him on Fox News than the other two networks.

Further, the only candidate to receive a larger share of the Fox News’ Democratic viewers is former Vice President Joe Biden, with 42%. Trailing behind Biden and Sanders are California Sen. Kamala Harris, 6%; Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, 5%; and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Butting and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, both at 4%.

(Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) participates in a FOX News Town Hall at SteelStacks on April 15, 2019 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Sanders had a town hall on Fox News last month, which garnered 2.6 million viewers. That town hall is the most-viewed town hall on any network of any candidate throughout this election cycle.

The poll was conducted between April 25 and May 10, and it has a margin of error of +/- 1%.

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