Poll Looks At Talk Radio And The Election
November 25, 2015 at 5:16 AM (PT)
A post at the WALL STREET JOURNAL's WASHINGTON WIRE blog looks at poll numbers for candidates relative to their standing among talk radio listeners, and a WSJ-NBC NEWS OCTOBER poll put BEN CARSON at the top of the rankings for "the most avid conservative talk-radio listeners," followed by DONALD TRUMP and TED CRUZ.
The post notes that conservative talk radio has turned on the Republican Party leadership, with "conservative radio hosts... almost as likely to rail against the party brass in Congress as they are to lament Mr. OBAMA’s failings in the Oval Office."
But the piece adds, "Republican presidential contenders would be unwise to write off this bloc; roughly a third of Republican primary voters strongly identify with conservative talk radio, about 10 percentage points higher than the share of GOP primary voters who consider themselves moderate or liberal."
Read the post here.