Trump Thinks TV More Accurately Reveals The Public’s Beliefs Than Polls Do, by Alex Pfeiffer.
Fox News host and Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson says President Trump told him that television programming is a more accurate reflection of the public’s beliefs than polling is. …
Carlson told Weinstein that Trump “believes that television is a pretty clear window into what people care about.”
“He believes that television producers, especially of highly rated shows, understand what the public is interested in — what it fears, what it wants, what it loves. And so TV programming in some ways is a more accurate reflection of the public mood than polling,” Carlson said. “That’s his view, he said it to me. And that’s one of the reasons he watches a lot of television. Whether that’s true or not is an entirely debatable point, but he believes if you want to know where the country is, watch TV.”
Might be right. The TV executives are in a competition to show what people want to watch, so, like investors, they are very sensitive to clues and trends.