Category Archives: Polling

“Here they go again!” Inflated projections for pro-abortion Democratic candidates

By Dave Andrusko The closer we come to November 6, the more I am reminded of the immortal Yogi Berra, who once said, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” Suddenly, Democrats are “surging” with three weeks

Enthusiasm about November elections now just as high among Republicans as Democrats

Republican women more enthusiastic than Democrat women By Dave Andrusko Granted the obvious caveat—polling numbers will change multiple times between now and November 6—NPR reported Wednesday that “Just over a month away from critical elections across the

Poll of Minnesotans’ views on Roe v. Wade is highly misleading

By Paul Stark A new Star Tribune-MPR News poll indicates that 59 percent of Minnesotans want Roe v. Wade kept in place. That’s a highly misleading and unreliable finding. Here’s the poll question: “Roe v. Wade was

Politico Calls Dem Women ‘Turbocharged’ to Vote, But GOP Women Are Almost the Same

By Randy Hall Reporting on poll results might seem like an easy task, especially during a midterm election. However, Politico’s chief polling analyst Steven Shepard would benefit from revisiting the old adage that “there are lies, damn

New Abortion Poll with Dishonest Headline

By Right to Life of Michigan “Republicans divided over abortion,” the headline reads. The Hill teamed up with a sister company of the Harris Poll for a survey on the topic of abortion. The major takeaway, in

Obvious problems, obvious solutions. Too bad the news media will adopt none of the latter

By Dave Andrusko Lemme see. Let’s pretend you are ensconced in the media elite. Assuming you actually want to, how could you figure out how to ally the public’s massive distrust of the mass media, basically but

CBS Rewrites History: The Presidential Polls Weren’t Wrong in 2016

By Scott Whitlock CBS attempted to rewrite history on Monday with This Morning co-host Norah O’Donnell and network Director of Elections Anthony Salvanto declaring that the polls in 2016 weren’t wrong. That might be a surprise to

Mangling results of abortion opinion polls continues apace

By Dave Andrusko The headline to Laura Santhanam’s story read, “How has public opinion about abortion changed since Roe v. Wade?”. Like virtually all the poll-related stories that have cropped up since Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Gallup says women slightly more pro-choice than men but veteran pro-abortion pollster says women are “less likely to be pro-choice”

By Dave Andrusko We’ve previously discussed three of Gallup’s promised six-part series on abortion and public opinion (see here; here and here). Among other conclusions, we can say More people still consider abortion morally wrong (49%) than

Of all places, CNN writes comprehensively about abortion polling

By Dave Andrusko When outlets such as CNN figure out that “Support for abortion rights depends on how you ask the question,” you can’t help but wonder what discovery is next? Perhaps that the sun rises in

A deeper dive into Gallup’s series on abortion opinion in 2018

By Dave Andrusko As we discussed twice last month [here and here], as is its habit, Gallup is running a series about “Americans’ attitude toward abortion in 2018.” We have analyzed two of what is said to be a

New Gallup Poll Shows Massive Opposition to Roe v. Wade

By Right to Life of Michigan Every year Gallup does polling on the issue of abortion. They are one of the better polling outfits, because they will ask more specific questions than most others. For the first