The Washington Post’s “Fact Checker” took a look at Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s claim that the “Hyde amendment is something that the majority of the country does not support”. . .

. . .and only gave it Two Pinocchios:

Here’s the tortured logic behind his ruling:

We’re often wary of polls commissioned by advocacy groups. In this case, Jayapal is relying on a poll done for a group that wants more public funding of abortions. The outcome of polls often depends greatly on the framing of questions.

But there has been little high-quality independent polling on this issue and it’s possible that attitudes are shifting. The Ipsos poll from this year asked a straightforward question that resulted in a finding that a slight majority of Americans supported Medicaid funding of abortions — in other words, the end of the Hyde amendment.

That result has to be balanced against the many other polls that reached a different conclusion, suggesting the answer is not as clear-cut as Jayapal asserts. She earns Two Pinocchios.

Maybe Kessler should check with Marist? Because what they found is VERY “clear-cut”:

It really was a “stretch”:

Yep:

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