How to get the “correct” answers on questions about abortion

By Dave Andrusko A big “ thank you” to readers who wrote me at daveandrusko@gmail.com to talk about “As per usual, Pew Research bungles public opinion on abortion.” In a nutshell, Pew radically minimized the reach of Roe v. Wade (abortion supposedly legal only in the first trimester) as part of a question about whether …

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As per usual, Pew Research bungles public opinion on abortion

By Dave Andrusko If a respected public opinion outlet makes the same tiresome and misleading representations about what Roe v. Wade legalized, you would think the only possibly explanations are (a) they are irremediably stupid, (b) deliberately misleading, or (c)indifferent. None reflect well on the Pew Research Center. Which brings us to Pew’s latest effort …

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Rasmussen: Majority of Likely Voters Agree Journalists Deserve Scrutiny, Criticism

By Kristine Marsh A new poll from Rasmussen Reports reveals most American voters believe that journalists are more liberal than they are, and deserve scrutiny, despite fervent objections from The New York Times. There’s even more bad news for the liberal media: the majority also agreed President Trump’s attacks on the press were “appropriate.” According …

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Planned Parenthood partners with music stars for new pro-abortion campaign

By Calvin Freiburger More than 130 music artists have joined forces with Planned Parenthood to protest the various pro-life laws advancing across the United States. “Musicians across the country are standing in solidarity with Planned Parenthood,” the abortion giant declares on its new “Band Together” page. “They’re saying access to sexual and reproductive health care …

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Another national abortion poll show support for life

By Dave Andrusko A new national poll released today adds another brick to the foundational truth that Americans are much closer to pro-lifers than pro-abortionists and are strongly opposed to the Democrats’ position that treatment for abortion survivors is up to the mother and the abortionist. The bulk of the report, which summarized three separate …

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Washington Post/ABC News poll steeply at odds with more reliably surveys of opinion on abortion

By Dave Andrusko Leave it to the Washington Post/ABC News. While recent Gallup and Morning Consult polls find strong majorities that want abortion illegal in all circumstances or legal in only a few circumstances, the new joint poll supposedly shows “Support for legal abortion stands at its highest level in more than two decades according …

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ABC Hides Trump Approval Surge With Voters, Says He’s in Trouble

By Nicholas Fondacaro Overnight, ABC News and The Washington Post released a poll that they probably didn’t want to see. According to their findings, President Trump’s job approval rating surged five points among “voting age Americans” to 44 percent since April, the highest their poll had ever uncovered. But, there was even better news for …

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“I believe time and history is on our side”

By Dave Andrusko On the first day of NRLC 2019, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMasters told a wildly enthusiastic luncheon gathering that “I believe time and history is on our side.” A very recent Gallup poll lends weight to the governor’s declaration. Never mind the misleading headline– “Majority in U.S. Still Want Abortion Legal, With …

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Latest Gallup poll shows strong increases in pro-life sentiment

More single-issue pro-lifer voters By Dave Andrusko What a coincidence. Three days ago we wrote about “A case study in misleading abortion polling results.” The lead sentence was “If there is any inviolable rule of thumb vis a vis abortion polls, it’s that you have to dig deep and read carefully.” Talk about timing. Today …

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

By Dave Andrusko As someone who has done his small part in trying to educate the American public, I genuinely appreciate a good headline that captures 46 years of misunderstanding. Recently Rasmussen Reports ran a story headlined,” FEW VOTERS UNDERSTAND ROE V WADE RULING; OR WHAT OVERTURNING IT WOULD MEAN.” While the brief story doesn’t …

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Not surprisingly NPR abortion poll misleading

By Dave Andrusko The abortion polls keep on rolling in. Today’s poll was conducted for NPR/PBS NewsHour by the Marist Polling company. The headline to the story is accurate, as far as it goes— “Poll: Majority Want To Keep Abortion Legal, But They Also Want Restrictions”—but there’s a long ways to go. Part of what …

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