These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate Electoral-Vote.com Left Biased based on story selection that favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
According to their about page, Electoral-Vote.com was founded in 2004 by Andrew S. Tanenbaum (The Votemaster), a professor of computer science at the Vrije Universiteit. The website aims to closely track state polling for a clearer picture of election polls. Electoral-Vote has its own established methodology. Along with polling, the website also reports on political news.
Funded by / Ownership
The owner of the website is Andrew S. Tanenbaum, who is a member of Democrats Abroad, and generally supports Democratic candidates for office. The website is funded through donations.
Analysis / Bias
Electoral-Vote.com’s primary mission is to compile election polling data and combine them to create statistical averages through their methodology. They use a combination of local state polling and national polls to formulate their numbers.
Electoral-Vote.com also reports news with a strong left-wing bias. Most stories favor the left through wording and story selection, such as this: This Week’s Swamp News: Zinke Is in Trouble. Electoral-Vote.com typically sources all of its information from credible sources such as Politico, CNBC, and the Washington Post. Further, a factual search reveals they have never failed a fact check.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Electoral-Vote.com Left Biased based on story selection that favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 6/24/2018) Updated (09/21/2022)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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