Public Policy Polling (PPP) – Bias and Credibility

Public Policy Polling (PPP) - Least Biased - Credible - ReliableFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


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  • Overall, we rate PPP Least Biased based on a consistently positive track record with polling data.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic


Founded in 2001 by businessman Dean Debnam, Public Policy Polling (PPP) is a U.S. Democratic polling firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Funded by / Ownership

PPP is owned by Dean Debnam and funding is derived from sales of polling data.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Political research firm YouGov found PPP’s gubernatorial polls to have the lowest average margin of error among national firms that polled in at least five gubernatorial races in the month preceding the election. In 2013, columnist Nate Cohn described PPP as a liberal pollster that is pseudoscientific, although according to statistician Nate Silver, PPP had a tendency to slightly lean Republican as of September 2016. Further, a study by Fordham University found that of 28 firms studied, PPP had the most accurate poll on the presidential national popular vote.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate PPP Least Biased based on a consistently positive track record with polling data. (12/10/2017) Updated (D. Van Zandt 09/01/2023)


Last Updated on September 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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