After Fox News announced they would be “parting ways” with media personality and talk show host Tucker Carlson, a new poll shows the change is not being taken positively by Texas Republican voters.

Fifty-five percent of Republicans polled said they are much less likely to watch Fox News after they stopped carrying Carlson’s show on their network.

The recent poll, commissioned by Defend Texas Liberty PAC, shows only 3 percent are more likely to watch Fox News with Carlson gone, while 41 percent said the change had no effect on their watching Fox News.

The same poll also shows Donald Trump is the favored candidate if the Republican primaries were held today. Trump currently maintains a lead of more than 30 percent over other potential candidates.

Fifty-four percent of polltakers said they would vote for Trump, with the next top candidate being Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, whom only 16 percent selected. All other potential candidates received between 0 and 5 percent of the polltakers’ favorable votes.

The group also polled Republicans on a variety of other issues leading the headlines.

Seventy percent of those polled said they have a favorable opinion of billionaire Twitter owner Elon Musk, with only 15 percent having a directly unfavorable opinion.

More than 70 percent of those polled also said they were far less likely to consume Bud Light after the company launched a marketing campaign with a personalized beer can featuring transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney.

Meanwhile, 68 percent of polltakers said transgender individuals should not be allowed to teach in Texas public schools.

Similarly, 80 percent said they agreed with Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller’s requirement that state employees dress “in a manner consistent with their biological gender.”

The full poll from CWS Research may be viewed here.

Soli Rice

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