Understanding state polling on abortion requires a look at the full context

By Dave Andrusko We (or at least I do) tend to focus most of our attention on the unmitigated pro-abortion outpourings from national media outlets, particularly their polling. You’d think it would be hard to compete with the likes of the New York Times and the Washington Post and three major television networks. But the …

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Pew Research is able to represent the obvious: Any chance that will that change how it continually misrepresents “support” for Roe v. Wade?

By Dave Andrusko Elsewhere today we write about a stupendously obvious conclusion reached by Pew Research: that “Americans far more likely to say evangelicals will lose influence, rather than gain it, under Biden.”  Why wouldn’t they—lose influence that is– and the public correctly anticipate that a resolutely pro-abortion administration would not warmly embrace them? After …

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How an poll can be accurate but totally misleading

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This story from a year ago in NRL News Today is symptomatic of what happens when rabidly pro-abortion newspapers forgo even a pretense of objectivity when discussing pro-life officeholders. I’ll do my best not to show even a tenth of how annoyed I am by two findings in particular from …

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Latest Knights of Columbus polling shows strong opposition to public funding of abortion and abortions for Down Syndrome

“Three quarters of Americans, including a majority who identify as prochoice, want significant restrictions on abortion.” WASHINGTON – Each January, the Knights of Columbus (KOC) release their annual poll on Americans’ opinions on abortion. They did so today, and the results are not only very encouraging, the poll probes areas no other survey takes the …

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Polling shows impact of abortion issue in 2020 election

23% of voters cited abortion and voted pro-life31.9% heard from National Right to Life WASHINGTON – A post-election poll of voters in the 2020 election found that the issue of abortion once again played a key role in the presidential and congressional elections, and that National Right to Life and its state affiliates were key …

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Wrong ‘AGAIN!’ NBC Blasts Flaky Pollsters Heading for ‘Reckoning’

By Nicholas Fondacaro NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt said it best Wednesday evening when leading to a report about how wrong the polls were in the run-up to the election. “Now, whatever the outcome, one of the important takeaways from this election, the polling was once again off, underestimating the strength of Donald Trump,” he …

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Another bogus abortion poll from the New York Times

By Dave Andrusko As part of a larger pro-abortion effort to derail the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, we read story after story purporting to tell us what huge grassroots support there is for abortion. Here’s the latest which appeared (to no one’s surprise) in the New York Times. Let’s dig in, …

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The latest developments 56 days out from the November 3 General Election

By Dave Andrusko A heads-up for our readers. The September edition of National Right to Life News—the monthly compilation of all things pro-life—is in your in-boxes. So, 56 days and counting until the most consequential presidential election of my adult life. What are some of the latest developments? As we’ve discussed countless times, there are …

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Public’s approval of media during the pandemic drops; one of only two industries whose numbers did not improve

Will it change their behavior? By Dave Andrusko Granted, you have to actually look at the graph to understand the true importance of this poll, because the results are not specifically spelled out. The headline reads, “The public’s view of almost every industry has improved since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a …

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Gallup finds ever-increasing pro-life advantage among voters who base their vote solely on a candidate’s position on abortion

By Dave Andrusko Gallup’s headline is accurate—“One in Four Americans Consider Abortion a Key Voting Issue” — and reinforces what we already know: people look to a candidate’s position on whether they support annihilating unborn children when they are determining whom they will vote for. And to Megan Brenan’s and Gallup’s credit, right in the …

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The new Gallup poll on abortion and the November 3 elections

By Dave Andrusko Earlier today, we posted an analysis of the latest survey on abortion conducted by Gallup. At “Gallup finds ever-increasing pro-life advantage among voters who base their vote solely on a candidate’s position on abortion,” I wrote about the advantage pro-life President Donald Trump enjoys over pro-abortion Joe Biden because 30% of pro-lifers …

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Good news from latest Gallup abortion poll, although one question is conspicuous by its absence

By Dave Andrusko Last week NRL News Today reported that Gallup’s latest “Values and Beliefs poll” found 47% of respondents said abortion was morally wrong while 44% said abortion was morally acceptable. Not once have more people said it was morally acceptable than morally wrong since the question was first posed in 2001. On Monday …

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