A new poll of over 2000 adults shows that NBC’s Lester Holt is the most trusted Anchor and surprisingly (sarcasm) cable news is the lest trusted.
The Hollywood Reporter conducted the poll and it shows that NBC Nightly News host Lester Holt is the most trusted television news personality in America, trusted "a lot" by 32 percent of respondents and "some" by 30 percent.
He's trailed by two ABC News anchors: his evening news competitor David Muir (28 percent trust "a lot") and Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts (28 percent).
Only one cable news host, CNN's Anderson Cooper (29 percent), is considered exceedingly trustworthy by more than a quarter of Americans polled.
On the contrary, the 10 least-trusted television news personalities all work for cable networks: Fox News host Sean Hannity leads the way (30 percent say they don't trust him "at all") followed by MSNBC's Rachel Maddow (26 percent), CNN's Don Lemon (25 percent) and MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski (23 percent).
Holt, Muir and CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor, who rarely editorialize or express political sentiments, are also seen as the three least-ideological news personalities.
"Trust is at the heart of what we do," Holt tells THR. "The recent sustained attacks on the truth remind us how precious that is. To me, there is no higher honor than to have earned that trust."
Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson are seen by respondents as the most partisan television personalities, with just 8 and 9 percent respectively saying the two have "no lean."
Those 8 and 9 percent have to be the dumbest people in America.
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