By Dave Andrusko If ever “how” you say something dramatically influences the outcome, it would surely be the wording used in abortion polling. Having said that, let’s jump right into Gallup’s latest abortion poll released yesterday. We’re going to discuss the question of whether abortion is morally acceptable or morally wrong. Then we’ll look at …Continue reading "Understanding the nuances of the latest Gallup poll on abortion is very encouraging"
By Dave Andrusko Like Cicadas, New York Times columnist David Leonhardt emerges (in this case, every couple of years) to take a look at polling on the abortion issue. (See our take in 2017 and 2019). I shouldn’t be too hard because Leonhardt evidences a fairness—a willingness to look at the “science,” you might say—rather …Continue reading "An intelligent look at abortion polling from (of all places) the New York Times"
By Dave Andrusko As I’m waiting for Gallup’s annual series of abortion polls to begin, and in light of congressional Democrats refusal to allow debate on any abortion proposal, I’m looking ahead by looking back at some of what we’ve written. Writing for Gallup, Lydia Saad offered this summary: [T]he finding that 70% of Americans either …Continue reading "The delusion-heavy pro-abortion mind at full throttle"
By Dave Andrusko As NRL News Today has discussed multiple times, it is much more useful—and accurate—to read Gallup’s polls on abortion than Pew Research’s. The former is much more nuanced and fine-tuned than the latter because it probes beneath initial more global responses (more about that below). So when you read Pew Research’s, “Today, …Continue reading "Deconstructing the latest misleading Pew Research poll on abortion"
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 …Continue reading "Understanding state polling on abortion requires a look at the full context"
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 …Continue reading "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 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 …Continue reading "How an poll can be accurate but totally misleading"
“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 …Continue reading "Latest Knights of Columbus polling shows strong opposition to public funding of abortion and abortions for Down Syndrome"
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 …Continue reading "Polling shows impact of abortion issue in 2020 election"
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 …Continue reading "Wrong ‘AGAIN!’ NBC Blasts Flaky Pollsters Heading for ‘Reckoning’"
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, …Continue reading "Another bogus abortion poll from the New York Times"
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 …Continue reading "The latest developments 56 days out from the November 3 General Election"