Diane Sawyer Tops List of Favorite Current Affairs Personality

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By Chris Ariens Comments

Diane Sawyer tops the latest Harris poll of favorite current affairs personalities. Of 26 names, respondents were asked which three are their favorites. Almost a quarter (23%) said ABC’s Diane Sawyer, while one in five each say CNN’s Anderson Cooper (19%) and NBC’s Brian Williams (19%). Bill O’Reilly (15%) and Barbara Walters (15%) rounded out the top 5. The next 5 include ABC’s George Stephanopoulos (14%), NBC’s Matt Lauer (13%), ABC’s Katie Couric (13%), talk radio king Rush Limbaugh (9%) and Fox News’s Sean Hannity (9%).

When asked which three of the personalities are theĀ  least favorite, almost half say Limbaugh (46%). Three in ten say O’Reilly (31%) and almost one-quarter say their least favorite is Nancy Grace (23%).

After the jump, a look at the numbers including the political breakdown of the favorites and where these personalities stood in this poll four years ago:

  • 2,016 adults were surveyed online from January 16 – 23, 2012 by Harris Interactive.