Boston Globe misleads on poll results

Boston Globe misleads on poll results

PE Bias Grade : C

By: Allen Nitschelm on October 17, 2020 | Article Review

This is a review of the following Boston Globe Article:
Article Title Many Indian Americans plan to vote for Biden-Harris
Date 10/15/2020
Article Link Boston Globe ( Page A6 )
Syndicated From New York Times
Journalist Unsigned NYT article
Article Summary

72% of Indian-Americans plan to vote for Biden-Harris.

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Minority voters are more likely to support Democratic nominee Joe Biden, on average, than Republican President Donald Trump. This is less about Trump personally and more about well-established voting patterns that go back decades. For that long, the media has favored the political Left and that indoctrination has helped skew our electorate. The narrative used to be that Republicans were for rich, country-club types, and now it is that Republicans are racist or anti-immigrant.

The Globe reports on a recent poll of Indian-Americans which shows that 72% of such voters support the Biden-Harris ticket. The angle of this story is that Kamala Harris is partly of Indian descent:

While Indian Americans hold a wide variety of political views, the presence on the Democratic ticket of Harris, whose mother immigrated from Chennai, India, has had a galvanizing effect on a voting bloc that could help Biden in battleground states like Pennsylvania, Florida, and Michigan.

Would you characterize a drop in support as “galvanizing” the voting bloc?

Because in 2016, Hillary Clinton won 77% of the Indian-American vote, according to press reports. (See phone four, and https://www.indiaabroad.com/indian-americans/2016-election-saw-groundbreaking-asian-american-vote/article_f499318e-3f3e-11e7-9064-5f190aac86ca.html).

An unbiased article would note that despite the presence of someone with an Indian-American background, Biden’s support has dropped five points among Indian-Americans.

More “fake news” from the Socialist Media Establishment and our local affiliate, the Boston Globe.

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