Poll: More GOPers Have Negative View Of Fox’s Megyn Kelly After The Debate

September 1, 2015 1:01 p.m.

More Republicans have a negative view of Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly after her presidential debate row with real estate mogul Donald Trump, according to a poll released Tuesday.

The national survey from Public Policy Polling found that 20 percent of Republicans viewed Kelly negatively, up from 9 percent when the Democratic-leaning firm last tested her favorability in December 2013. Forty-two percent of respondents said they viewed Kelly favorably, down just a tick from the 44 percent who said they viewed her favorably in 2013.

It’s worth noting, however, that the poll found Republicans trust Trump and Kelly roughly equally: 37 percent of respondents said they trusted the billionaire more while 34 percent said they trusted the Fox News anchor more.

The poll surveyed 572 Republican primary voters by phone and online from Aug. 28-30. It had a margin of error of 4.1 percentage points.

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