A new poll found that most CNN viewers who are watching the network less than they used to cite "its liberal/left-wing bias" as one reason why, The Washington Times reports.
Forbes reported last month that CNN's average prime-time audience dropped by 33% over the last year, down to 730,000 viewers on average for the network's lowest-rated year ever.
The survey, which was conducted by McLaughlin & Associates on behalf of the conservative Media Research Center, found just over half of those who watch CNN agreed with the statement: "One of the reasons I find myself watching CNN less often is because of its liberal/left-wing bias."
- 54% of CNN viewers watch the network less than they used to.
- 61% of those viewers said "liberal/left-wing bias" is one of the reasons why they watch CNN less.
- 80% of conservatives agreed.
- 52% of moderates agreed.
- 52% of liberals agreed.
"The MRC's new poll demonstrates that CNN's biased political coverage is undoubtedly a key factor in driving many of these viewers away from the network," the center said in a statement.
The poll surveyed 1,000 voters in the most recent general election from Dec. 9-14, 2022 with no margin of error given.
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