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A perfect opinion poll

We are about to find out the political persuasions (and perceptions) of a large group of people without spending a cent. National Public Radio (NPR) claims to be unbiased politically. The new budget of the Trump administration proposes to cut out all federal funding. It will be fascinating to see who complains and fights against it. If they’ve established themselves as neutral honest brokers, the complaints should arise equally from left and right, Democrat and Republican.

Note the results are irrelevant to the question of whether NPR is actually unbiased. This is about people’s perceptions of NPR, those liking it finding it agreeable to their world view and more likely to protest its discontinuance.

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