Poll: Tucker Carlson is Republicans’ most-loved news host

In contrast, Carlson enjoys a 31-percentage-point net favorability (42 percent favorable rating, 11 percent unfavorable) among Republicans, who largely trust Fox News above other news outlets, according to a July 26-30 Morning Consult poll. “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” is the second-most watched show on the network, attracting 3.2 million viewers last month, Fox News said, citing Nielsen media ratings. “Shepard Smith Reporting” attracted an audience of 1.7 million viewers.

Similar shares of Republicans said they had not heard of Tucker (32 percent) and Smith (36 percent). The survey has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.

Although “Hannity” is the most popular show on Fox, with 3.5 million viewers last month, among Republicans its namesake is in fifth place on favorability among figures at the network and overall. But Hannity is the most trusted among Republicans, with 32 percent saying they trust him “a lot.”