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New Poll Finds CNN Viewers Are Wildly Misinformed on Key Issues

May 20, 2021

A new poll conducted by The Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports found that people’s understanding of key issues is highly correlated with where they receive their news.

Who is the most informed on key issues? Is it viewers of Fox News? How about CNN, MSNBC, or other left-leaning media? Many have hypothesized on this question, but it’s been impossible to quantify until now.

In conjunction with Rasmussen Reports, The Heartland Institute conducted a poll that asked participants key factual questions. These participants were also asked about where they receive their news. It became exceedingly clear that viewers of CNN are wildly misinformed about many issues, including the national debt, climate change, and police shootings.

Jim Lakely speaks with Tony Katz on the results from the poll.

Check out the poll here:

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Jim Lakely is the Vice President and Director of Communications of The Heartland Institute. @jlakely