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Katie Couric: 46% Have Favorable Opinion Of New CBS Anchor

On Tuesday, September 5, Katie Couric will take the helm as anchor of the CBS Evening News. Almost as soon as the move was announced, critics started speculating whether her trademark perkiness would connect with evening news audiences. Seventeen percent (17%) of Americans think she’ll be a better anchor than the previous anchor, Dan Rather. Sixteen percent (16%) say she won’t be as good and 39% expect her to be about the same as Rather.

Overall, the latest Rasmussen Reports survey finds that 46% of Americans have a favorable opinion of Couric and 29% have an unfavorable opinion. She gets slightly better marks among those who watch CBS news on a regular basis—57% favorable and 21% unfavorable.

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