Dr. Anne Hendershott, professor of Sociology and director of the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life, discusses the presence of bias in recent polls regarding the coming elections.
With the approach of the 2020 presidential election season, much of the media is now promoting the most pessimistic spin possible on the findings of a recent — and methodologically questionable — NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
With headlines like “A deep and boiling anger” to portray Americans’ purported hostility toward the Trump administration, NBCNews.com draws upon polling data to describe an electorate in despair — seething with anger over President Trump — refusing to acknowledge the booming economy and lowest unemployment rates in decades.
Dr. Anne Hendershott is a professor in the Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work Department at Franciscan University of Steubenville and is one of the nation’s leading Catholic sociologists. Author of numerous books including The Politics of Abortion (2006), Hendershott currently serves as the Pope John Paul II Fellow in Student Development at the Cardinal Newman Society’s Center for the Advancement of Catholic Higher Education. She regularly writes about Catholic issues for The Wall Street Journal, Catholic World Report, and other secular and religious outlets. She is frequently interviewed by The Washington Times, National Review Online, EWTN Radio Network, and other news outlets.