Abortion poll story shows clear bias in reporting

So, how do you spin a story that shows 54 percents of Minnesotans are either totally against legalizing abortion or pro-life in general? You title your headline “Nearly half of Minnesotans favor abortion rights, survey says”.

Hat tip to John Hinderaker over at Power Line, who points to a Minnesota StarTrib.com article.

Nearly half of Minnesotans say that abortion should be a women’s personal choice, according to a survey by St. Cloud State University.

The phone survey of 550 randomly chosen adults found that 46 percent say women should have the right to have an abortion, with 10 percent saying it should never be allowed.

Hinderaker takes care of the math for those without a calculator.

A reader with elementary mathematics skills can figure out that in Minnesota, one of the country’s more liberal states, 54 percent of those who answer the telephone think that abortions should be legal either never or under specified conditions, while a minority of 46 percent favor abortion on demand.

1 reply
  1. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Well knock me over with a feather!   Bias in the press?  Didn't you know Steve: bias is only found in conservative news, like Fox and the Washington (Good) Times.


    Didn't you get the memo from the White House?  😉


    The majority of the media is bought and paid for by the Democrats.   I hope they choke on their plummeting subscriptions.

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