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Even Liberals See a Liberal Bias at the Times

A poll from Rasmussen Reports finds the Times "the only media outlet that liberals are more likely to see as having a liberal bias than a conservative bias."

As noted last night by the MRC's Brent Baker, "a Rasmussen Reports poll discovered that, by a margin of 2 to 1, the public recognize a liberal bias over a conservative bias on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, NPR as well as in the New York Times and Washington Post."


Rasmussen's summary of the report, released on Friday, revealed: "Among the print publications in the survey, the New York Times is perceived as being furthest to the left. Forty percent (40%) of Americans believe the Times has a bias in favor of liberals. Just 11% believe it has a conservative bias while 20% believe it reports news without bias."


The Rasmussen summary returned to the Times' broad disparity, noting how even liberals see a liberal bias in the NYT: "One of the more startling details concerns the perceptions of liberals towards the New York Times. Liberals tend to see all broadcast outlets and most print publications as having a bias in favor of conservatives. A plurality of liberals (40%) believes the Times delivers news without bias. However, 25% of liberals see a liberal bias at the New York Times while only 17% see a conservative bias. This makes the New York Times the only media outlet that liberals are more likely to see as having a liberal bias than a conservative bias."