Politico Bias and Reliability Overview

Politico is a media company that focuses on politics and policy in America and across the world. Information is presented through a newspaper, website, online magazine, podcasts and newsletters. Founded in 2007, Politico is owned by Capitol News Company and is based in Arlington, VA. Ad Fontes Media rates Politico in the skews left category of bias and as most reliable in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

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

The following are Politico’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 43.39

Bias: -6.86

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

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 the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

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

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

Article URLBiasReliability
House sends shutdown patch, debt fix to Senate demise-1.3344
Jenner campaign in debt as California recall hits homestretch-742.67
Opinion | The Justice Department Is Turning a Blind Eye to White-Collar Crime-7.3336.67
Christine Blasey Ford lawyers call Kavanaugh investigation a 'sham' after new details emerge-544.33
House Freedom Caucus asks McCarthy to try to remove Pelosi as speaker-344.67
Biden yokes Youngkin to Trump at McAuliffe campaign stop-1.3343.33
Senate Democrats defied Biden in their vote to boost Pentagon spending. And it wasn't even close-0.3343.67
Californians tired of doing their part during triple-digit heat243
Virus resurgence menaces economy just as rescue programs unravel045.33
Who gets a seat on Pelosi's Jan. 6 commission?-6.6738.33
House Republicans close money gap with majority at stake039
Democrats launch immigration reform Hail Mary-3.6744.33
Democrats look to crush states’ highway habit-1.3343.67
Haiti faces uncertain future as mourning first lady returns045.33
Hunter Biden’s prosecutor rejected moves that would have revealed probe earlier0.3346.67
Frustrated industry groups see Biden’s Covid czar as obstacle to reopening travel0.3344.67
Opinion | What the White House Doesn't Get About Misinformation-10.6734
Plugging Obamacare’s biggest hole poses dilemma for Democrats-4.6744.33
Biden under pressure to respond to escalating attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria-1.6742.33
Top Biden ally pleads with him to scrap filibuster for election reform-3.3342.67
Jenner insists she's leading California recall field despite polling-1.3339.33
Biden is betting big on Afghanistan's air force. But their problems continue to grow.-1.6741.67
As the Taliban gain ground, how long can the U.S. Embassy in Kabul stand?-145
White House calls Sha'Carri Richardson an ‘inspiring woman’ but stops short of opposing suspension-7.3343.67
Elections board staffer resigns in wake of counting snafu-5.6744.33