These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Notes: Rasmussen Reports is an American polling company, founded in 2003. The company engages in the collection, publication, and distribution of public opinion polling information. Rasmussen Reports conducts nightly tracking, at national and state levels, of elections, politics, current events, consumer confidence, business topics, and the United States president’s job approval ratings.
In review, Rasmussen Reports has received praise for accuracy in the past. They have also been criticized for having a right leaning bias. Some of those who have called Rasmussen Reports right leaning are: FiveThirtyEight, New Republic, Time, Center for Public Integrity, CNN, and the Washington Post. Further, founder Scott Rasmussen has written a conservative book called In Search of Self-Governance. Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight claims that Rasmussen Reports has a pro-Republican bias of 3.9%. Overall, we rate Rasmussen Reports Right-Center biased and High for factual reporting. (D. Van Zandt 1/30/2018)
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