Bias: Skews Right

Reliability: Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues

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Ad Fontes Media rates Daily Signal in the Skews Right category of bias and as Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. Daily Signal is a website that focuses on policy and political news, as well as conservative commentary. It is published by The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C. The website, launched in 2014, records an average of 2.8 million visits per month.

Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for Daily Signal according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 28.93

Bias: 17.91

Panels of analysts from Ad Fontes Media regularly review representative sample content to rate it for reliability and bias. Each panel of analysts comprises one left-leaning, one right-leaning, and one center-leaning analyst.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating content. To determine its reliability score, we consider the content’s veracity, expression, its title/headline, and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a weighted scale, with the average of those creating the sample content’s overall reliability score.

To determine sample content’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position, and how it compares to other reporting or analysis from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a weighted scale, with the average of those creating the content’s overall bias score.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to middle 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.

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 40 are generally good; scores below 24 are generally problematic. Scores between 24-40 indicate a range of possibilities, with some sources falling there because they are heavy in opinion and analysis, and some because they have a high variation in reliability between articles.

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 minimally biased, equally balanced, or exhibiting a centrist bias.

Individual Content Sample Scores

These are the most recent content samples that Ad Fontes Media analysts have rated for this source.

Content Sample URL Bias Reliability
Hawley Calls for US to ‘Shut Down Russia’s Energy Production’18.6731.33
Business Leaders Rejoice as Supreme Court Blocks Vaccine Mandate936.33
Embrace of Socialism Shows Why We Shouldn’t Lower the Voting Age13.3323.67
Don’t Blame Trump for Afghanistan’s Collapse. Blame Barack Obama.10.6732.33
Branding Georgia Voting Law, Filibuster ‘Racist’ Is Vile Ploy to Justify HR 11629
Democrats Keep These Inconvenient Facts From Constituents15.6730.67
Pro-Biden Press Corps Is Deeply Embarrassing14.3336.67
The Left Wants to Transform and Nationalize Our Election System23.3325.33
What You Can Do Even Though the March for Life Is Virtual14.6732.33
Rep. Ted Budd Fights to Preserve 1776 Commission1431.67
Minnesota Law School Students Aim to ‘Cancel’ Alumna Rep. Fischbach742
Here’s What Might Happen If Senate Opts to Hold 2nd Impeachment Trial11.6733.33
Politico Staff Revolts After Ben Shapiro Authors Newsletter3.3343.33
The Danger of Vindictiveness in Washington2026.33
Conservatives Keep Missing Opportunities to Really Engage With Blacks7.6742
Hong Kong Protests Were Nothing Like What Happened on Capitol Hill5.6738
Conservative Women Have a New Champion in Amy Coney Barrett12.6732
After Losing Her In-Laws to COVID-19, Janice Dean Calls for Investigation9.3336
The Racism of the ‘Anti-Racist’ Movement21.3334
Her Leftist College Tried to Reeducate Her. Now She's Speaking Up.2037.33
Trump: COVID-19 ‘Will Get Worse,’ but Vaccine Moving Along15.6737.22
African Nations Shouldn’t Let COVID-19 Sink Free Trade Agreement436.67
House Appropriations ‘Minibus’ Stuffed With Bad Policies, Overspending16.6729.67
Prosecutor Criticized for Charging St. Louis Couple Who Pointed Guns at Protesters17.1733
You Can’t Learn From History If You Banish It, Sen. Mike Lee Says16.8329.67