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Rasmussen poll: 40% think Fox News should win Trump's 'fake news trophy'

Republican presidential candidates Marco Rubio, left, and Donald Trump speak during the Fox News GOP debate on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at the Fox Theater in Detroit.
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Republican presidential candidates Marco Rubio, left, and Donald Trump speak during the Fox News GOP debate on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at the Fox Theater in Detroit.

President Trump this week proposed the creation of a "fake news trophy."

But he's likely to be disappointed that many voters picked Fox News as the organization that most deserved it.

A new poll from conservative-leaning Rasmussen found that 40% of all voters thought Fox deserved the non-award.

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Here's the breakdown for the other outlets that voters picked:

  • 25% said CNN deserved the fake news trophy
  • 9% said MSNBC
  • 4% said ABC
  • 3% said CBS
  • 2% said NBC

Another 6% picked a different outlet and 11% were undecided.

Break it down by political party, and Democrats (53%) and voters that weren't affiliated with a party (42%) picked Fox as the network that deserved the "trophy." Republicans were more likely to pick CNN (40%) over Fox (24%).

When he proposed the "fake news trophy," Trump said it should go to the network that has the "most dishonesty, corrupt and/or distorted" coverage of him.

He specified that the contest shouldn't include Fox.

The survey found that a majority of voters (51%) believe that media coverage of political issues and events is worse than it has been in the past. Another 27% said it's about the same and 19% said it was worse.

Rasmussen surveyed 1,000 likely voters on Tuesday and Wednesday, with an error margin of 3 points.