Friend of the Show Named Most Trusted Anchor

The 10 Most Trustworthy Anchors:

1.  Lester Holt, NBC . . . 32% very trustworthy, 30% somewhat (FRIEND OF THE SHOW!)

2.  Anderson Cooper, CNN . . . 29% very trustworthy, 27% somewhat

3.  Robin Roberts, ABC . . . 28% very trustworthy, 32% somewhat

4.  David Muir, ABC . . . 28% very trustworthy, 30% somewhat

5.  Brian Williams, MSNBC . . . 24% very trustworthy, 30% somewhat

6.  Harris Faulkner, Fox News . . . 24% very trustworthy, 28% somewhat

7.  George Stephanopoulos, ABC . . . 23% very trustworthy, 30% somewhat

8.  Andrea Mitchell, NBC . . . 23% very trustworthy, 27% somewhat

9.  Chris Wallace, Fox News . . . 22% very trustworthy, 35% somewhat

10.  Gayle King, CBS . . . 22% very trustworthy, 33% somewhat


The 10 Least Trustworthy Anchors:

1.  Sean Hannity, Fox News . . . 30% don't trust at all, 16% don't trust much

2.  Rachel Maddow, MSNBC . . . 26% don't trust at all, 12% don't trust much

3.  Don Lemon, CNN . . . 25% don't trust at all, 11% don't trust much

4.  Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC . . . 23% don't trust at all, 17% don't trust much

5.  Joe Scarborough, MSNBC . . . 22% don't trust at all, 19% don't trust much

6.  Chris Matthews, MSNBC . . . 22% don't trust at all, 15% don't trust much

7.  Tucker Carlson, Fox News . . . 21% don't trust at all, 15% don't trust much

8.  Laura Ingraham, Fox News . . . 20% don't trust at all, 14% don't trust much

9.  Chris Cuomo, CNN . . . 20% don't trust at all, 14% don't trust much

10.  Juan Williams, Fox News . . . 19% don't trust at all, 16% don't trust much

Overall, 51% said that it was either 'very' or 'somewhat' important for news about politics to be "entertaining."  81% think it's important to have "in-depth coverage," and 69% think it's important to have "likeable anchors and contributors."

32% said they tune in to cable news "daily."  That includes CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC.  22% never watch cable news.  73% said they trust cable news to some degree.  7% don't trust it at all.

38% said they watch network news daily.  That includes ABC, NBC, and CBS.  14% never watch network news.  75% said they trust network news to some degree.  And 6% don't trust it at all.  So, there's not a huge difference between the two.

 
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