Rasmussen Reports Bias and Reliability Overview

Rasmussen Reports is an electronic media company specializing in public opinion polling. It conducts national surveys each day on issues such as politics, economics and lifestyles. Founded in 2003 by Scott Rasmussen, the company is headquartered in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The website records approximately more than 850,000 visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Rasmussen Reports in the skews right 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 Rasmussen Reports’ overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 41.19

Bias: 11.26

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
Democrats Support Biden’s Transgender Troops Policy; Republicans Don’t042
Is the Establishment Still Terrified of Trump?13.6734.67
Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index243.33
Beijing Sends Biden a Warning6.538.17
Why the Media Trash Trump's Superrecovery22.3325.67
Most Agree With Trump On Need for ‘Patriotic Education’14.6740.67
Trump, Biden Earn Near Equal Voter Trust on Most Major Issues256.67
59% Think Biden Unlikely to Finish A Four-Year Term in White House7.3344
Is the Media Gaming The Polls for a Post-DNC ‘Surprise’?16.6724.33
Democrats Give Thumbs Up to Harris But Are Black Voters On Board?-0.6747.67
Right Direction or Wrong Track044.33
Voters See Media A Lot More Eager To Help Biden Than Trump045.75
Even More Now Oppose Defunding Police, Fear More Violence8.3344
Americans Say Blacks More Racist Than Whites, Hispanics, Asians8.3344.67
Most Approve of New COVID Stimulus But Worry It’s Packed With Political Pork042