Politico Bias and Reliability Overview

Politico is a media company that focuses on politics and policy in America and across the world. Information is presented through a newspaper, website, online magazine, podcasts and newsletters. Founded in 2007, Politico is owned by Capitol News Company and is based in Arlington, VA. Ad Fontes Media rates Politico in the skews left category of bias and as most reliable in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral to most extreme right. The reliability rating, demonstrated on the chart’s vertical axis, rates sources on a scale from original fact reporting to analysis, opinion, propaganda and inaccurate/fabricated information.

The following are Politico’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 45.57

Bias: -7.59

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

Bias scores for articles and shows are on a scale of -42 to + 42, with higher negative scores being more left, higher positive scores being more right, and scores closer to zero being the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URL Bias Reliability
Biden bets that he can change how America thinks about migration-5.3347.11
Biden's green energy plans clash with pledge to create union jobs046.83
North Korea accuses U.N. of double standard over missile firings-0.6746.43
A $60 billion surprise in the Covid relief bill: Tax hikes145.9
POLITICO Playbook: Trump stewing over McCarthy again ahead of big CPAC speech-1237.58
Biden squeezed between promises to go green and bolster unions-1.6747.83
McConnell's next chapter: Guiding the post-Trump GOP-1.3346.55
Nikki Haley’s Time for Choosing-450.41
Opinion | How About a Little Sobriety, Please?432.87
Deborah Birx: ‘Parallel set of data’ on Covid-19 was delivered to Trump-6.3345.1
‘Congress is going to do what Congress does’: Biden administration confirms hands-off impeachment stance-347.57
Trump leaves QAnon and the online MAGA world crushed and confused-444.29
Trump’s ‘crony pardons’ flabbergast the political world-542.63
‘Are you QAnon?’: One Trump official’s brush with an internet cult gone horribly wrong-7.3343.19
Psaki: Biden White House will make visitor logs public-247.67
POLITICO Playbook: The most reliable politics newsletter.11.1732.7
Tarnished by Trump: National security officials struggle to find new jobs-4.3343.18
Trump went 'ballistic' after being tossed off Twitter-7.536.86
Hill chaos turns deadly after rioters storm Capitol-3.6746.39
Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former intel officials say-745.12
Murphy urges attendees at Trump fundraiser in Bedminster to get tested, self-quarantine-1.6751.12
Where Trump went (and who he was with) leading up to his coronavirus diagnosis-3.6749.49
Trump requires food aid boxes to come with a letter from him-349.24
Trump’s ex-national security adviser says president is ‘aiding and abetting’ Putin-6.3346.01
Latest Polls, Map & List-3.3349.4