A survey of 1,000 people by CT Group found that 42 percent of respondents believed the national broadcaster was providing biased coverage. By comparison, 27 percent thought the same about the new GB News channel – which pledged to give voice to the unheard of when it launched in June.
He has since been accused of right-wing bias and has been described as “unabashedly partisan” by an Ofcom chief.
But the British general public saw the opposite, according to the poll, which was commissioned by GB News.
He found that 36% of those polled saw the new channel as biased.
Some 37 percent said they didn’t know.
Meanwhile, the survey found that 46% of those polled don’t think the BBC is biased, with 12% saying they don’t know.
The poll found that 26% of those polled called the BBC “too leftist” and 34% called the company “awake”.
Some 21% of survey respondents said GB News was “too right”.
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GB News recently hired former Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage in a bid to boost audience figures after a rocky launch.
Other presenters on the channel include former BBC host Simon McCoy, ex-Sky sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher, seasoned broadcaster Alastair Stewart, former The Sun editor-in-chief Dan Wootton and former presenter by Sky Colin Brazier.
Andrew Neil, widely regarded as television’s toughest interviewer, chairs the channel but has been out since June.
The channel has faced a campaign urging companies to remove ads from the network.
Responding to the poll, a BBC spokesperson said: ‘Independent research consistently shows that BBC News is the most reliable source of information in the UK and we must be careful not to pass judgment on the base of a poll where only negative responses are available and many respondents won. I haven’t seen coverage from other small news providers, as eight in ten people in the UK have used BBC News every week last year.
When Tim Davie took over as managing director of the BBC last year, he pledged to “renew” the broadcaster’s “commitment to impartiality”.
He said: “If you want to be a opinionated columnist or partisan social media activist, that’s a valid choice, but you shouldn’t be working at the BBC.”