Poll Shows a Significant Number of Bill O’Reilly’s Own Viewers Want His Show to Be Scrapped

Apr 19, 2017  •  Post A Comment

A new poll shows that Americans want Fox News to pull the plug on network star Bill O’Reilly’s “The O’Reilly Factor” by a more than 2-1 ratio, while almost a quarter of the show’s own viewers think the show should be canceled.

As has been widely reported, O’Reilly, who is due back from vacation Monday, is under pressure amid accusations of sexual misconduct, with the Murdoch family reportedly making the decision today to dump him, as we reported separately.

“A poll released by Morning Consult on Wednesday showed 46% of American adults thought Fox should scrap ‘The O’Reilly Factor,’ compared with 22% who said the network should not cancel the show,” Business Insider reports. “Further, 23% of the show’s own viewers said Fox should scrap the show, while 58% said Fox should keep it on the air.”

The poll appears to show the tide turning against O’Reilly. The report notes that last week 41% of Americans said Fox News should dump “The O’Reilly Factor” while 28% supported keeping it on the air.

“The shift came as more people became aware of the scandal involving O’Reilly — 50% of survey respondents this week said they’d heard of the allegations against O’Reilly, compared with 44% who said they’d heard about them last week,” the report notes.



  1. So where will that creepy Charles Krauthammer thing go to warble out his neo-con musings?

  2. PJ is lovin it!

  3. “Further, 23% of the show’s own viewers said Fox should scrap the show, while 58% said Fox should keep it on the air.” That doesn’t really match the headline.

    • 23% of something *is* significant. Look at the changes being wrought by essentially that percentage of the American populace. I’d call the impact of that quarter of the country quite significant, wouldn’t you?

  4. Considering how accurate poll results have been in past elections, I’ve reached the point where I don’t believe any poll about anything. When a poll is widely wrong, the pollster always says there was nothing ‘flawed” with their polling technique. It’s some other thing that never occurred before that “skewed” the polling results.

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