POLL: Vast Majority of Dems Want Candidates to Participate in Fox News Town Halls
The vast majority of Democrat voters say they want to see candidates participate in Fox News Town Halls, according to a new Hill-HarrisX poll.
A whopping 78 percent of registered voters who claimed to be Democrats said 2020 presidential Democratic candidates should appear on town hall programs hosted by the cable network.
Even those who identified as strong liberals–72 percent–also backed the idea of candidates appearing on the network.
Eighty percent of voters who leaned liberal also agreed.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren turned down Fox News’ invitation to participate in a town hall event, calling the network a “hate-for-profit racket.”
“Fox News is a hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists—it’s designed to turn us against each other, risking life and death consequences, to provide cover for the corruption that’s rotting our government and hollowing out our middle class,” the senator said.
“Hate-for-profit works only if there’s profit, so Fox News balances a mix of bigotry, racism, and outright lies with enough legit journalism to make the claim to advertisers that it’s a reputable news outlet. It’s all about dragging in ad money—big ad money,”
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) also turned down a town hall invitation from Fox News.
Other candidates, such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and former Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg have already participated in town hall events on the network.