Politico’s AllSides Media Bias Rating™ was rated as Center in our May 2022 Blind Bias Survey. The rating, which differed from AllSides' rating of Lean Left for Politico, triggered an Editorial Review. AllSides opted to keep Politico's rating as Lean Left.
Compared to Blind Bias Surveys, Editorial Reviews allow an expert panel to see much more content from the outlet taken over a longer period of time. The AllSides team detected types of bias in Politico including word choice bias, story choice bias, analysis presented as fact, and some slant, and determined Lean Left is still the best rating.
In the Blind Survey, the weighted average of respondents across the political spectrum was 0.09 for Politico’s bias. On a scale from -9 to 9, this is near the exact center. The middle 50% of responses lied between -2.09 (Lean Left) and 1.19 (Lean Right).
On average, all respondents to the survey – regardless of self-reported bias or political party affiliation – perceived Politico as Center.
A total of 976 people from across the political spectrum – people who identified as Left, Lean Left, Center, Lean Right, or Right – rated the bias of Politico. Sign up to participate in our next Blind Bias Survey.
The last time AllSides conducted a Blind Bias Survey for Politico was in Nov. 2020, in which respondents rated the bias of the media outlet as Lean Left.
Politico’s media bias rating is featured on the AllSides Media Bias Chart™.
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