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 not exclusively newspapers, TV, and radio? And to be clear from the start, confidence has dramatically eroded. In …Continue reading "Obvious problems, obvious solutions. Too bad the news media will adopt none of the latter"
By Dave Andrusko On Monday, NRLC President Carol Tobias offered a very thoughtful post on what the new Gallup Poll on abortion tells us, what it means, and what it signifies. Yesterday, writing for Bloomberg News, having interviewed Mrs. Tobias and the political director for NARAL, Emily Greenhouse offered a sophisticated explanation of what both …Continue reading "NRLC President Tobias provides deeper meaning of new Gallup Poll on abortion"
By Dave Andrusko Last week we posted on Gallup’s newest numbers on various aspects of abortion, including self-identification (a slight shift: 47% self-identify as pro-choice to 46% pro-life) and how Lynda Saad interpreted a key set of numbers [http://nrlc.cc/1nBkLyf]. She wrote “A second long-term Gallup trend, this one measuring Americans’ views on the extent …Continue reading "Deeper look at latest Gallup numbers show pro-life responses just as large as ever"
By Dave Andrusko Presumably the reason for the story on abortion and public opinion written by the Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty was the release of the latest data from the National Opinion Research Center. Her story is worth analyzing particularly because as we are in the midst of a proliferation of pro-life proposals and, like …Continue reading "What we can learn from “Trends in Public Attitudes toward Abortion”"
By Dave Andrusko As we talked about Wednesday, it would take a few days to get a feel for how the second presidential debate altered the trajectory—if it did at all—of Mitt Romney’s steady climb to parity with President Obama in the swing states and lead in the overall national numbers. The news continues to …Continue reading "Romney enjoys six—make that seven–point lead in Gallup Poll, narrows gap in “swing states”"
By Dave Andrusko As a writer, it’s always fun when readers respond, especially when they help me see important details I’ve missed in my account. You know from Monday’s National Right to Life News Today that Gallup’s 2011 Values and Beliefs survey, conducted May 5-8, included several very important pro-life conclusions. For those who missed …Continue reading "Further Reflections on the latest Gallup Survey Results"