A new poll naming the top two choices for moderators among respondents had Trump fans furious, as many believed it was biased against their candidate.
According to the survey by Morning Consult, the top two choices were CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, both of whom have a difficult history with the Republican nominee.
Cooper was first with 34 percent, while Kelly was second with 25 percent. Fox’s Chris Wallace — the only candidate in the top six who either wasn’t identifiably liberal or has a difficult history with Trump — finished third with 22 percent.
Bob Schieffer of CBS was fourth with 17 percent, while Wolf Blitzer of CNN and Lester Holt of NBC tied for fifth with 16 percent.
A quick look at the poll makes one wonder just how unbiased it was, however. In the top 20 respondents, only four — Wallace, Neil Cavuto, Bret Baier and Hugh Hewitt — were either centrist or leaned conservative.
Meanwhile, here are some liberal media stalwarts who managed to make it: Rachel Maddow (10 percent), Martha Raddatz (8 percent), Chuck Todd (the key figure in the DNC email scandal got 7 percent), George Stephanopoulos (5 percent, and may we add he also worked for Bill Clinton?), Chris Cuomo (6 percent), Don Lemon (5 percent) and Gwen Ifill of PBS (3 percent).
Something tells me that might not be the most balanced of polls.