These Fox News Graphics Reporting on Exit Polls Showing Support for Liberal Positions Is The Election Day Content We Needed
Despite frequent criticisms from President Donald Trump on Twitter for not covering him favorably enough, the conservative Fox News network has largely continued to spin scandals and gaffes in Trump's favor while deriding Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
This often occurs on The Five, which features pro-Trump Fox personalities like Jesse Watters and Greg Guttfeld.
As the 5 pm hour on Election Day arrived, the panel ran through Fox News voter analysis exit polls. Though exit polls often miss the mark and should always be taken with a grain of salt, what the network found signaled a rebuke of the stances it spent four years trying to bolster.
News Director for Media Matters, John Whitehouse, shared screenshots of the results, coupled with the faces of the panel's hosts.
lol these fox news voter polls pic.twitter.com/NoiNjPiqOH
— John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) November 3, 2020
A majority of 71% said they wanted the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade—a topic that's become all the more relevant with the appointment of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court—to remain the law of the land.
What's more, a plurality of voters—44 percent—said they felt less safe in Trump's America, despite claims from his supporters that Trump is the "law and order candidate."
A majority of voters strongly or somewhat supported adapting to renewable energy resources and a whopping 58 percent of them thought Trump wasn't tough enough on election meddling from Russian operatives.
Regardless of what the 2020 election's outcome might be, people were still heartened to see the findings.
oh ok now i get why republicans hate when people vote https://t.co/Hd6FHzB8UJ
— Alex Edelman (@AlexEdelman) November 3, 2020
The ULTIMATE Fox News polls that destroy Fox News' arguments collection.
This is art. https://t.co/b5Il8lwJQg
— Lis Power (@LisPower1) November 3, 2020
Just leaving this right here. https://t.co/wMNfTt0ZZj
— Abdul El-Sayed, MD, DPhil (@AbdulElSayed) November 3, 2020
The reason Republicans want to govern by judiciary and legislative dysfunction is that almost their entire policy agenda is massively unpopular https://t.co/FVmWX2iGrn
— Scott Lemieux (@LemieuxLGM) November 3, 2020
My favorite thing about Fox is that they maintain a legit polling unit that routinely embarrasses them. https://t.co/3aMbV5YRQC
— Evan DeSimone (@Smorgasboredom) November 3, 2020
Some took it as an opportunity to point out that the policies often decried by conservatives as "radical" or "socialist" actually enjoy widespread popularity across the country.
Americans overwhelmingly support a progressive agenda. This is not new. https://t.co/pL1P8toREF
— Public Citizen EVERY LAST VOTE MUST BE COUNTED (@Public_Citizen) November 3, 2020
Remember how I wrote about all the things Conservatives claim are extreme left views are actually centrist views, and that the majority of the country agrees with these ideas, but Conservatives keep wasting our time, forcing debate about their unpopular positions no one wants? https://t.co/naXM1esFnh
— Gabrielle Blair (@designmom) November 3, 2020
Fox News is right. Americans overwhelming support strong social democratic economic policies and social liberalism. https://t.co/mujbsVAIm5
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) November 3, 2020
The world waits eagerly to see if these polls reflect the candidate who will come out on top in the 2020 election.