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Most Voters Turn To Local TV, Newspapers For National News, Per Poll

While cable news is often a source of controversy, particularly in the midst of an election cycle, a new poll shows that voters prefer to get their news from local outlets.

Upon asking respondents to name their two main sources for national news, the survey — conducted by GOP polling firm, Winston Group — found 26 percent said local TV news, while 24 percent said the daily newspaper.

Then came the larger organizations. Twenty percent of respondents said they turn to Fox News, compared to 18 percent who said CNN and 6 percent who said MSNBC/CNBC.

Fourteen percent of respondents said they turned to websites of news organizations, such as cnn.com, msnbc.com, nytimes.com and TV station websites.

As POLITICO’s Dylan Byers notes, the results are consistent with an earlier USC Annenberg/Los Angeles Times poll that similarly found local TV and daily newspapers to be the main source of news for most.

The full survey here.

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