Should Bill O’Reilly Be Fired By Fox News Over Exaggeration Scandal? Only 12% Think So, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds

March 9, 2015 5:32 PM

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Should Bill O’Reilly Be Fired By Fox News Over Exaggeration Scandal? Only 12% Think So, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds

Bill O’Reilly has been embroiled in controversy over some of his past recollections, but if you think he should get the boot, you’re in the minority. Only 12 percent of American voters think the Fox News host should be fired as a result of recent challenges to his accuracy, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday. Another 11 percent say O’Reilly should be suspended, and 23 percent say he should be allowed to continue. More than half of respondents said they haven’t heard enough about the scandal to make a determination.

The poll, based on a telephone survey of 1,286 self-identified registered voters, was conducted Feb. 26 - March 2, more than a week after Mother Jones published a story in which journalist David Corn questioned O’Reilly’s account of his coverage of the Falklands War. Following the Mother Jones artic...

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