Skip to comments.Fox News Ratings Down. (Take that Rupert and Roger!)
Posted on 04/01/2012 9:44:59 AM PDT by Mountain Mary
Fox Ratings Down; Romney Scores Historic Negative Rating; Women Love Santorum March 29, 2012by Lisa Graas
Mitt, don't count your chickens before they hatch. Sincerely, A Chicken Farmer. Several things are happening that indicate to me that some truth is coming out
albeit slowly. In my humble opinion, Fox News ratings are down 17% because viewers grow weary of their being so clearly biased in favor of Mitt Romney, but dont look for them to see it that way. For the month, Fox News is down -17% in Total Viewers and down -27% in younger viewers for Total Day viewing vs. March 2011. The loss in Primetime is not as great: -9% in Total Viewers and -26% in younger viewers. Despite his millions, Romney has set a record in negative ratings: Mitt Romney trails Barack Obama by 19 points in basic popularity as the 2012 presidential contest inches closer to the main event, with a record 50 percent of Americans in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll now rating Romney unfavorably overall. Thirty-four percent hold a favorable opinion of Romney, the lowest for any leading presidential candidate in ABC/Post polls in primary seasons since 1984. His unfavorable score is higher than Obama ever has received; its been exceeded by just one other Republican candidate this year, Newt Gingrich, and by only one top candidate in 28 years, Hillary Clinton in 2008. Also, women love Rick Santorum. At least, conservative women do. This article at Politico about that can be highly misleading, though. [Emphasis mine.] But far from being scared off by Santorum, conservative women are zealously embracing him. The former Pennsylvania senator, who is ardently anti-abortion and against birth control, has won the female vote in a large handful of states in the Republican presidential contest so far, particularly in the South. He also has the highest favorability rating among women of any GOP contender. Rick Santorum is personally against birth control but he would not ban it. What the Left is so concerned about is that Rick Santorum thinks something about religion that they dont want him to think, and so they tell people that because he thinks it, it means he wants a law about it. This is anti-Catholicism in that it indicates falsehood about what it means to be a Catholic candidate for office and it seems to be done intentionally, to build misplaced resentment against Rick Santorum. The reason Rick Santorum wouldnt ban contraception is because he believes in E Pluribus Unum and also, I am guessing, that our faith requires that we not try to ram our beliefs down other peoples throats. We know that if we try that, we will only succeed in building resentment and that is not in accordance with our faith. Santorum frequently speaks about the American principle of E Pluribus Unum on the campaign trail, so reporters should know where he stands on how to heal polarization. America is a land of very diverse beliefs but we have to find agreement on basic principles as the Founders of America did. The reason he wouldnt ban contraception is because so many in America are not personally opposed to it and because so many actually use it. To try to ban it would go completely against what he is about regarding agreement on basic principles and silence in the law on those matters we cant find agreement on. So, for Politico to say he is against birth control without offering any kind of clarification as to what that means specifically is not really fair at all to Rick Santorum. In other news: HERE IS A MUST READ on the delegate math, according to the Santorum campaign. Newt has cut staff and, according to Stacy McCain, his campaign is unsustainable. Mitt Romney is still tone-deaf. Though Thomas Peters of Catholic Vote has clearly made a good case for Rick Santorum, Santorum isnt winning the Catholic vote writ large with Catholic meaning anyone who identifies as Catholic to a pollster. These would include Catholics who are not at all okay with a faithful Catholic running as president. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney has Mormon Romniacs according to the Washington Post: They are Mitt Romneys superfans. To be clear: These Romniacs are not Wall Street bigwigs or paid campaign operatives. Many of them, but not all, are Mormons like Romney. What unites them is a powerful and unusual excitement for a candidate who struggles to excite anybody else. Im not so sure. Ive seen a lot of bigwigs for Mitt Romney. This race is far from over. Donate to Rick Santorum today.
‘..There has been a left shift on Fox since Beck left...’
Agree. I’ve noticed many more lib ‘contributors’.....which I don’t appreciate. I can deal with reasonable people, i.e. Kirsten Powers but NOT Sally Kone (sp?)...ugh. It is very irritating when they all speak over each other....Bill Hemmer has a habit of doing this.....click, off goes the TV.
Want to list all those agencies that presented this story any other way? All of FOX still puts up the baby picture of Martin.
Be honest, were you not outraged by this travesty when you first heard the story? The only way you would know any different is to spend a lot of time on the internet. The truth has yet to be covered.
And yes someone should have told Santorum the truth, but they didn't so how was he supposed to respond? It would have been better to not respond without knowing the facts, but you know what the next line of questions would have been. He would look bad either way, but the better path would have been to reserve comment.
If your purpose here is to promote Romney then say so.
Sorry, for me, Newt is the best man for the job, and I’m with him until the end. Seems a lot of people who call themselves conservatives did less thinking, and more feeling; if they had listened to what Newt was saying, the choice would have been clear. Also, I’ve wondered all along if a lot of the people who support Santorum might be older ladies, who look at him and think, “Isn’t he a nice young man!” He just comes across with the wholesome choirboy persona. If women are choosing him for that reason, then they aren’t thinking, and here we are with the frontrunner we have.
As for Fox, I don’t want to hear Romney’s name mentioned every few minutes, so I really haven’t been watching, and I doubt I will in the future. I get my news from FR now.
LOL" What IS it with Greta Van Susteren? Does she really think people are interested in every proclamation out of the mouth of PossumNoggin?
Give him a break, after all he did wash dishes and hang sheetrock, just like the little people.
I quit watching Fox News 6 or 7 years ago when I realized they new longer actually told the news, but were a 23-hour per fay TV talk punditry channel.
Hey you idiots at Fox News, if you want me to watch again, start telling me Who, What, When and How and QUIT telling me WHY. I have my own opinions.
I don’t watch TV news, I get it all from the internet, but I will say, there is 20 times more news stories covered on my local TV affiliate in one hour, than 24 hours on Fox News.
Fire O’Reilly. Move Hannity and Greta to the Weekends. And start covering NEWS you jackholes.
Yeah, that’s what it is. Fox News channel is just a tabloid, and I don’t do tabloid. I want news facts and lots of them, then I want the anchor to STFU and not tell me how to interpret the facts.
Yep, the reason we got President Obama, Obamacare, Kagan and Sortamywhore are because conservatives couldn’t stand to hold their noses and vote for that idiot John McCain. Now because they won’t vote for that idiot Mitt Romney, they are going to risk a 2nd Obama term, and even he has said as much that once his “last elecion” is over, the gloves come completely off.
The nation can’t survive a 2nd Obama term, but some conservatives are going to do everything they can to help him win by throwing away their vote yet again.
With conservatives like that, who needs socialists?
I held my nose for McLame....and I still got Obama.
No way.......never again!
Not a dime’s worth of difference between Romney and Obama.
Well, let’s see - Beck is gone, Bob Beckel has a spot on “the five”, that fruitcake Schwepp is still on the air, O’Reilly is still a blathering statist fool, Geraldo still has a job - what’s not to like!
Why is Soros still alive?
Am 100% in agreement. Shepard Smith’s show is a mob media clone. Recent case in point was his coverage of the Zimmerman story, which mirrored the mob media in its rush to judgement and lack of restraint in the face of a dearth of facts.
For the most part, Bret Baier is the only FOX show I make an effort to catch. Occasionally, the week-day morning show gets it right. But FOX would be better off if they dropped Shep Smith and expanded Baier’s show to 2 hours.
Don’t forget Rino “dumb as a box o” Perino
I counted Romney’s name being mentionned six times in three minutes.
Baier may be fair but he’s a Dem...and I can’t get past that when I watch him.
He “looks” like a Republican. :-)
“I dont waste my time with FOX much these days.”
Me, too. I’m totally sick of the romneyfest being shoved down my throat from the “fair and balanced” station.
What alternative is there? Fox will go out of business. They have a conservative audience or they don’t.
Oh, I don’t doubt it. I actually heard one of them-—Martha McCallum, maybe-—use the term “Mitt-mentum.” It was either turn off the TV, or throw up.