Politico media bias rating is Lean Left.

olitico has a Lean Left AllSides Media Bias Rating™.

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Nov. 2020 Blind Survey Affirms Lean Left Rating

After analyzing the results of our November 2020 Blind Bias Survey, in which 2,285 people across the political spectrum blindly rated Politico’s content, AllSides found our Media Bias Rating™ of Lean Left for Politico was affirmed.

The results signified near universal agreement of Politico’s bias on average. The average rating for Politico across all respondents was a firm Lean Left. The average rating for Politico from each bias group — people who identified themselves as Left, Lean Left, Center, Lean Right, or Right — was also Lean Left.

A plurality of respondents across all bias groups rated Politico as Lean Left. The second most common response across all groups was Left — except for people who rated their own bias as Left. For this group, the second most common response for Politico was Center.

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Feb. 2018: AllSides Moves Politico's Bias Rating from Center to Lean Left

On February 1, 2018, after analyzing results from an AllSides Blind Bias Survey and conducting an Editorial Review, Politico's Media Bias Rating™ moved from Center to Lean Left.

Previous AllSides blind bias surveys on Politico brought back a Center rating, though close to Lean Left. However, our 2017 Blind Bias Survey results came back as a solid Lean Left. The AllSides community provided feedback and the majority agreed that Politico had a Lean Left rating. Our team also conducted an Editorial Review and found Politico's articles demonstrated a consistent Lean Left bias.

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Community Feedback as of July 2016

As of July 2016, over half of the 6,000 AllSides users who voted disagreed with our rating of Center, and those who disagreed had an average rating of Center, though close to Lean Left.

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March 2013 Blind Bias Survey

A March 2013 Blind Bias Survey of Politico's headlines produced results closer to Lean Right, though not far from Center.

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Third-Party Claims of Bias

Rightwing sites The Daily Caller and Breitbart each published stories in 2011 and 2012, respectively, claiming that Politico has a liberal bias in its news coverage.

Media Bias/Fact Check rates Politico as "least biased" and "high" for factual reporting.

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Pew: Politico Audience Makeup as of 2014

According to a 2014 Pew Research Center study, "Where News Audiences Fit on the Political Spectrum," "Just 16% of the Politico audience has mixed ideological views, compared with 36% of all Web users. Consistent conservatives are represented in Politico's audience on par with their proportion among all respondents, while consistent liberals are overrepresented."

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About Politico

Politico is a political journal that focuses on United States and international politics and policy. It was founded in January of 2007, and is based in Arlington, Virginia. John F. Harris and Jim VandHei both left their jobs at The Washington Post to work for Politico as editor-in-chief and executive editor.

According to its website, "POLITICO strives to be the dominant source for politics and policy in power centers across every continent where access to reliable information, non-partisan journalism and real-time tools creates, informs and engages a global citizenry."

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Funding, Financing and Ownership

Note: Funding and ownership is not taken into account when determining AllSides Media Bias Ratings. While it's true ownership and financial interests can affect what goes to print, our bias ratings are determined by assessing the bias of content only. We provide financial and ownership information as an FYI to our readers.

Politico is owned by the Capitol News Company. Capitol News Company is a private holding company owned by Robert L. Allbritton.

Financing and ownership information last updated February 22, 2021. If you think this information is out of date or needs to be updated, please contact us.

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Authors who have written for Politico

Michael Stratford, Elanor Schor, Annie Karni, James Arkin, Alex Isenstadt, Burgess Everett, Sarah Ferris , and 206 more. See full list. Sarah Ferris, Anita Kumar, David Brown, Josh Gerstein, Holly Otterbein, Caitlin Oprysko, Andrew Restuccia, Dan Diamond, Eliana Johnson, Daniel Lippman, Darren Samuelsohn, Kyle Cheney, Jasper Craven, Rebecca Morin, Andrew Desiderio, Quint Forgey, Sarah Owermohle, Christopher Cadelago, Rishika Dugyala, Carla Marinucci, Jeremy B. White, Steven Overly, Matthew Choi, @politico, @JakeSherman, @lbarronlopez, @burgessev, @kyledcheney, Miranda Neubauer, David Lim, Bill Scher, Debra Kahn, Demetrios Ioannou, Betsy Woodruff, Anna Gronewold, Marianne Levine, Max Cohen, Peter Garretson, Zosia Wanat, Peter Geoghegan, Aitor Hernández-Morales, Shia Kapos, Marc Caputo, Rikha Sharma, Andrew Lawler, Emma Anderson, Scott Bland, Susannah Luthi, David Cohen, Katy Lee, Lisa Rab, Sergei Kuznetsov, Arek Sarkissian, Erin Durkin, Dan Goldberg, Zachary Warmbrodt, Tucker Doherty, Alex Thompson, Eleanor Mueller, Rebecca Rainey, Lauren Gardner, Michael Grunwald, Melissa Heikkilä, Miranda Ollstein, Elisa Braun, Ryan Lizza, Melanie Zanona, Renuka Rayasam, Sam Sutton, Miles Herszenhorn, Natasha Korecki, Adam Cancryn, Zachary Karabell, Victoria Colliver, Ashleigh Furlong, Jeff Greenfield, Meridith Mcgraw, Hanne Cokelaere, Sabrina Rodriguez, Nolan D. Mccaskill, Shannon Young, Zachary Brennan, Matt Friedman, Charlie Duxbury, Natasha Bertrand, Lara Seligman, Maya King, Zack Stanton, Tina Nguyen, Brandon Ambrosino, Jacqueline Feldscher, Natalie Fertig, Politico Magazine, Laura Barrón, Yaqiu Wang, Alice Miranda Ollstein, John Bresnahan, Leah Nylen, Matthew Karnitschnig, Ryan Heath, Rym Momtaz, Jacopo Barigazzi, Madina Touré, Joanne Kenen, Matt Dixon, Olivia Reingold, Olivia Reingold, Kellie Mejdrich, Ximena Bustillo, John F. Harris, Rachel Roubein, Jesse Naranjo, Gab Orr, Brianna Ehley, Nick Niedzwiadek, Gabrielle Wanneh, Catherine Kim, Matthew C. Macwilliams, Lauren Morello, Nancy Cook, David Siders, Myah Ward, Evan Semones, Gary Fineout, Katy O'Donnell, Teresa Wiltz, Janaki Chadha, Peter Baker, Victoria Guida, Kelly Hooper, Tim Alberta, Alexander Nieves, Doug Palmer, Mackenzie Mays, Elena Schneider, Daniel Newhauser, Hank Stephenson, Connor O’Brien, Col Bermel, Tara Palmeri, Ben Lefebvre, Stephanie Murray, Kia Rahnama, Ben White, Amanda Eisenberg, Bryan Bender, Garrett M. Graff, Steven Shepard, Katy Murphy, Katherine Landergan, Theodoric Meyer, Nahal Toosi, Maggie Severns, Ally Mutnick, Sally Goldenberg, Megan Cassella, Maya Parthasarathy, Kim Zetter, Lauraine Genota, Tyler Pager, Eugene Daniels, Maria Carrasco, Cliff Albright, Nancy Scola, Allie Bice, Casey Michel, Derek Robertson, Zack Colman, Jeff Le, Kathryn A. Wolfe, Helena Bottemiller, Lorraine Woellert, Heather Caygle, Carly Sitrin, Sheryll Cashin, Ben Leonard, Caitlin Emma, Benjamin Din, Monica Prasad, Sarah Cammarata, Maura Turcotte, David Butow, Norman Eisen, Anthony Clark, Rahm Emanuel, Zach Montellaro, Cristiano Lima, Kevin Yamamura, Mohana Ravindranath, Justin Gest, Bill Mahoney, Anna Kambhampaty, Aubree Eliza, Nisarg Patel, Renato Mariotti, Daniel Payne, Andrew Atterbury, Giulia Heyward, Maura Reynolds, Carmen Paun, Philip Wallach, Darius Tahir, Julian Brave, Joanna Weiss, Erin Banco, Michael Kruse, Suzanne Smalley See less.

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