Not So Fast On The Fox-As-Most-Trusted Poll

Earlier today, Public Policy Polling released a survey that showed Fox blowing away the competition--including the long-established networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC--as the most trusted news network. PPP does automated polling, a methodology which has its advocates and defenders in the polling community, but ABC's respected polling guru Gary Langer sticks up for his network (or, rather, throws the PPP poll into question) by citing some inconsistencies in the PPP sampling, such as: 10 percent more self-identified Republicans than ABC has found is consistent with voter ID levels, 11 percent fewer self-identified liberals than ABC has found to exist among the population, four percent fewer women, and six percent fewer people who voted for Obama in 2008 than actually voted for him.