Skip to comments.Journalists Surveyed: Democrats Outnumber Republicans 4 to 1
Posted on 05/07/2014 2:31:10 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota
A survey by the Indiana University School of Journalism found that self-described Democrats outnumber Republicans by a ratio of four to one, 28 percent to 7 percent.
The survey (pdf), which has been conducted every 10-11 years since 1971, found that journalists have abandoned both parties. Compared to 2002, the last time it was taken, the percentage of Democrats dropped from 35 to 28. The percentage of Republicans dropped even more sharply over the same time period from 18 down to just seven percent today.
For the first time since 1971, more than half of all journalists report they are independents. That means there are more independents (50%) than Democrats and Republicans combined (35%). The survey did not ask any follow up questions about the views of independents or, more to the point, which party they voted for in recent elections.
These findings roughly match those of a 2008 Pew Research survey of journalists. Pew found 53% of national journalists described themselves as moderates. Meanwhile 32% described themselves as liberal and just 8 percent described themselves as conservative (the same 4 to 1 ratio found in the Indiana survey). Pew's report noted at the time that "among the population as a whole, 36% call themselves conservatives." In other words, journalists are not remotely representative of the population as a whole.
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So, do the math...
Ahhh - if they found that journalists have abandoned both parties, then I say this research is SERIOUSLY skewed and should be thrown out altogether. That is SO not right - the press is loaded to the gills with lefties/ marxists.
It is far higher than that because you know that most of the “independents” identify with Rats more than Republicans.
It is far higher than that because you know that most of the “independents” identify with Rats more than Republicans. Just ask them how they voted in the last election.
Yep. The reality is even more lopsided. Their so-called undecided “moderates” are undecided between the Democrats, Socialist Worker’s Party and various brands of Marxism.
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The remaining 65% also support Democrats, but choose to lie about it.
There is no such thing as a “moderate”. “Moderates” are dishonest or cowardly leftists. Perhaps dishonest with themselves.
I think many of the independent/moderates are actually MORE Marxist than the Democrats. They only vote Democrat because the Communist candidates are not yet a viable choice, and they are committed to enhancing their Communist ideals through indoctrination of the unread masses.
More Chinese math!
More like 40 to 1
Not all of them. Some are just spineless jellyfish with no core values.
Lol, I'd bet 95% of those are lying Democrats making false claims of objectivity.
“Journalists Surveyed: Democrats Outnumber Republicans 4 to 1”
Storytellers outnumber journalists 4 to 1.
Come to think of it; I seem to recall hearing El Rushbo once saying that independents are just liberals who don’t have the guts to admit they are liberals.
Look inside the book THIS TOWN by Mark Liebovich and you'll want to read the entire sleazy story of how corrupt the media is and how much they now influence everything that goes on in congress.
And the others are “Republicans for McCain” “Republicans For Ron Paul” “Republicans For Michael Bloomberg” “Republicans For Chris Christie” “Republicans For Jon Huntsman”...
at least in the primary, then they cross over and vote for the Democrat candidate.
Yes, just like Joe Lieberman is an “independent”.