Mike Pence – Republican Presidential Candidate – Bias Profile

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Mike Pence - RIGHT BIAS These politicians are moderate to strongly biased toward conservative causes through political advocacy and/or political affiliation. They may use strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes), make misleading statements, and omit information that may damage conservative causes. Some politicians in this category may be untrustworthy.Politician - Mixed Factual Rating

Mike Pence is a former Vice President of the United States and is running for President of the United States in 2024. He is a member of the conservative wing of the Republican Party. We assign Mike Pence a Right Biased and Mixed factual rating due to numerous failed fact checks.

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Mike Pence

State: Indiana
Title: Former Vice President (2017 – 2021) – Presidential Candidate
Political Party: Republican
Political Alignment: Conservative Right
Factual Rating: Mixed


  • U.S. Representative for Indiana’s 6th district (2001-2013)
  • Governor of Indiana (2013-2017)
  • Vice President of the United States (2017-2021)
  • Presidential Run: Announced candidacy for the presidency as a Republican nominee (2023).

Stance on Key Policies:

  • Abortion Rights: UnfavorablePence is a strong pro-life advocate. He has consistently voted against funding for Planned Parenthood and has supported legislation to restrict abortions.
  • Economy: Free Market CapitalismPence has been a strong proponent of lower taxes and deregulation to promote economic growth. He signed legislation to reduce Indiana’s high marginal tax rates.
  • Climate Change: Supports Limited Government Action – Mr. Pence has acknowledged that climate change is real; however, he criticizes the left by saying, “the left’s climate radicalism.” Pence has also expressed skepticism about the human role in climate change. He has opposed regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Education: Choice-Charter-Private SchoolsPence has supported charter schools and opposed Common Core educational standards. Wants to eliminate the education department.
  • Foreign Policy: Strong Defense – He strongly supports Ukraine and Israel. He has called for an update on Reagan’s foreign policy.
  • LGBTQ Rights: Limited RightsPence has been criticized for his stance on LGBTQ rights. He has opposed same-sex marriage and supported legislation critics say allows for discrimination against LGBTQ individuals. Pence is a strong advocate for religious freedom. He signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act as governor of Indiana, which was criticized for potentially allowing discrimination against LGBTQ+ individuals. However, he later signed a revised version of the bill intended to prevent such discrimination.
  • Gun Ownership: Limited Gun Control MeasuresPence strongly supports the Second Amendment and has opposed efforts to restrict gun ownership.
  • Immigration: Limited ImmigrationPence has supported strict immigration policies, including constructing a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • Health Care: Market-Based Health CarePence has been a vocal critic of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and has advocated for its repeal. He currently does not have a plan regarding health care, although he states he would be willing to make cuts to Medicare.
  • Overall: Conservative – His policy positions and actions align most closely with current conservative principles.

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Recent Failed Fact Checks

(M. Huitsing 07/29/2023)

Last Updated on July 29, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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