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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More continue to say abortion is morally wrong than morally acceptable in latest Gallup survey

By Dave Andrusko Each year, Gallup presents what it calls its “Values and Beliefs poll,” which is simply asking people whether a series of behaviors are “morally acceptable” or “morally wrong.” This poll typically precedes a series of polls specifically on abortion. Megan Brenan tells us that this year’s poll, conducted May 1-13, found that …

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Not hard to get the results you want when you ask loaded questions

By Dave Andrusko Aaargh. I grant you this may not be the most articulate beginning for a post, but as an expression of frustration, it’s perfect. Today, the New York Times ran a story under the headline, “The Major Supreme Court Cases This Term and What the Public Thinks.” Adam Liptak and Alicia Parlapiano examine …

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Almost all Conservatives and many Liberals believe some media members want a prolonged shutdown to hurt President Trump

By Dave Andrusko The conclusion is not surprising. The breadth of the agreement is. Earlier today, the Media Research Center (MRC) in coordination with McLaughlin & Associates “released the findings of a new poll examining likely voters’ attitudes toward media coverage of the coronavirus shutdown and President Trump.” This is an important survey because it …

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Rasmussen poll offers encouraging news on protection for abortion survivors, details public’s misunderstanding about Roe v. Wade

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Today’s reposting of a story that ran one year ago reinforces something we wrote about yesterday. CBS News touted that in its latest poll “Nearly two-thirds of Americans want Roe v. Wade kept in place.” We explained how the analysis of the survey missed all the truly important findings—all of …

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In spite of the spin, new CBS News survey holds very encouraging news for pro-lifers

By Dave Andrusko So how does CBS News headline its latest survey on abortion? “Roe v. Wade: Most support keeping it in place.”  True, but fundamentally misleading, as we’ll discuss in a moment. What would be a headline that better captures the important findings? “Four in 10 Americans [42%] say the issue is so important …

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What will newest Gallup poll tell us about abortion and public opinion?

2019 results were hugely encouraging By Dave Andrusko Each year, typically in June (or at the very end of May), Gallup releases its most up-to-date assessment of where the American people are on abortion. With a presidential election coming up November 3 that will feature pro-life President Donald Trump against pro-abortion former Vice President Joe …

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