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 …Continue reading "Gallup finds ever-increasing pro-life advantage among voters who base their vote solely on a candidate’s position on abortion"
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 …Continue reading "The new Gallup poll on abortion and the November 3 elections"
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 …Continue reading "Good news from latest Gallup abortion poll, although one question is conspicuous by its absence"
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 …Continue reading "More continue to say abortion is morally wrong than morally acceptable in latest Gallup survey"
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 …Continue reading "Not hard to get the results you want when you ask loaded questions"
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 …Continue reading "Almost all Conservatives and many Liberals believe some media members want a prolonged shutdown to hurt President Trump"
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 …Continue reading "Rasmussen poll offers encouraging news on protection for abortion survivors, details public’s misunderstanding about Roe v. Wade"
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 …Continue reading "In spite of the spin, new CBS News survey holds very encouraging news for pro-lifers"
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 …Continue reading "What will newest Gallup poll tell us about abortion and public opinion?"
By Dave Andrusko I’ll do my best not to show even a tenth of how annoyed I am by two findings in particular from the latest Des Moines Register/ Mediacom Iowa Poll. The newspaper is relentlessly pro-abortion and that hostility to us permeates everything they write. I won’t belabor that because what would be the …Continue reading "How a poll can be accurate but totally misleading"
By Dave Andrusko On the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Gallup posted an interesting analysis of what it described as “Dissatisfaction With U.S. Abortion Laws at New High [58%].” For Lydia Saad, the biggest difference this year over last year goes like this: “On average from 2001 to 2017, about a quarter of U.S. …Continue reading "Looking much closer at Gallup’s new abortion polls tells us something very different than an initial reading would suggest"
By Dave Andrusko Not surprisingly, two new polls on abortion were made public today, the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. We address them separately. The first is the 12th annual Marist Poll conducted for the Knights of Columbus; the second another tedious, misleading representation of the public’s stance on abortion from the Kaiser Family …Continue reading "New poll commissioned by Knights of Columbus shows continuing strong pro-life sentiment"