Fox Flips Poll Results to Falsely Claim Americans Oppose Union Bargaining

More lies and the lying liars who tell them

Results from a recent USA Today/Gallup poll show a clear majority of Americans favor protecting collective bargaining. How did Fox News choose to report the results of the poll? It chose to lie about them, of course:

On Fox & Friends, co-host Brian Kilmeade claimed, along with an on-screen graphic, that a recent USA Today/Gallup poll found that  “61 percent” of Americans are in favor of taking away collective bargaining rights from public unions. In fact, Fox aired the results of the poll completely backward: the Gallup poll found that 61 percent of Americans are opposed to taking away collective bargaining rights.

Click here to read the full report by MediaMatters, including the transcript of the conversation discussing the results, video from the live broadcast, and the on-screen graphic with the reversed poll numbers Fox & Friends showed during the piece.