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 …Continue reading "Rasmussen poll offers encouraging news on protection for abortion survivors, details public’s misunderstanding about Roe"
By Dave Andrusko Each year, Gallup presents what it calls its “Values and Beliefs poll,” which is simply asking people whether a given behavior is “morally acceptable” or “morally wrong.” Although she conspicuously does not point it out, in the story written by Gallup’s Megan Brenan we discover that the percentage of Americans who believe …Continue reading "Majority says abortion is morally wrong in latest Gallup. But far more say “having an abortion” is morally wrong in latest Pew survey"
By Dave Andrusko In the first comprehensive survey since a surge of outrage over Democratic proposals for abortion on demand until birth and after, a Marist Poll released today shows a dramatic and substantive increase in pro-life attitudes and overwhelming opposition to post-20 week abortions. One pro-abortion website pointed to the influence of President Trump’s …Continue reading "New poll finds overwhelming opposition to post-20 week abortions, huge increase in pro-life self-identification"
70% of Residents Surveyed Consider Themselves Pro-Life NEW ORLEANS – A new poll has found that 70 percent of Louisiana residents consider themselves to be pro-life, and they do not believe taxpayer funds should be used to provide abortion. A survey of 1,180 likely 2019 General Election voters was commissioned by Louisiana Right to Life …Continue reading "New Poll shows Louisianans Overwhelmingly Supports Life"
By Dave Andrusko When you read Pew’s data/interpretation of abortion opinion, typically you reach one (or all) of three conclusions. First, they frontload their questions in a manner that guarantees the most support for legal abortion. Second, they state the stupendously obvious as if the conclusions were a revelation. Third, they ignore that there are …Continue reading "Another mish-mash Pew poll on abortion"
By Dave Andrusko Once upon a time, the Associated Press was rightly considered a reasonably objective news source. It is less so today, This is hugely important. With more and more newspapers facing a grim financial future, purchasing stories from the AP is a huge cost saver. For example when I was back home in …Continue reading "21 days out and has the media learned any lessons from 2016?"
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 to go before the mid-term elections. Not in the Senate, mind you, but in the House. Evidence? We’re …Continue reading "“Here they go again!” Inflated projections for pro-abortion Democratic candidates"
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 country, the wide Democratic enthusiasm advantage that has defined the 2018 campaign up to this point has disappeared, …Continue reading "Enthusiasm about November elections now just as high among Republicans as Democrats"
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 the Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal. Would you like to see that abortion law kept in …Continue reading "Poll of Minnesotans’ views on Roe v. Wade is highly misleading"
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 their mind, is that Republicans are “evenly split” on abortion: 20% of Republicans polled said abortion should be …Continue reading "New Abortion Poll with Dishonest Headline"
By Dave Andrusko According to The Hill, a recent online poll on abortion conducted by Hill.TV and the HarrisX polling company “found that 41 percent of respondents believe that the procedure should be legal in limited circumstances, such as rape, incest and to save the life of the mother.” Another 14% said abortion “should be …Continue reading "Pro-life majority found in recent poll"
By Dave Andrusko Just for fun, since we are still 77 days away from the November 6 mid-term elections, I thought we’d talk about an interview CBS News pollster Anthony Salvanto gave to the New York Post. Naturally we have to take everything he says with more than a few grains of salt; he is, …Continue reading "A few thoughts about the elections 77 days out"