Does record Fox News ratings mean GOP victory in 2010? 

Fox News currently hold the top 13 rated program slots in the first quarter of 2010 drawing its largest total day audience averages in the network’s history according to TVNewser.

Yes, even ‘Fox and Friends’ has higher total day ratings than the MSNBC’s top program ‘Countdown with Keith Olberman.’

This news is particularly troubling to the left as the cable news juggernaut has actually gained viewers, while CNN and MSNBC ratings are down.

“If we were to regard all Fox viewers as Republican voters, and all MSNBC, CNN and HLN viewers as Democratic voters, than at this moment the Republicans have a 53%-47% lead over Democrats nationally.” notes Reese Schonfeld, a television journalist for the Huffington Post, “. . . the cable viewing numbers have, over the past six years proved at least as reliable as the pollsters. They were almost exactly right in the last Presidential election. So, I would suggest that Democrats get their house in order. . .”

This doesn’t mean that there are more Republicans, but it may suggest they are the ones most energized and following events most closely right now in the age of Obama.

The network also received high marks in a January poll conducted by the PPP foundation that showed Fox News as ‘the most trusted television news network.’

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David Freddoso

David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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