Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New Gallup poll on abortion views seems like good news for Rick...

Last week, Gallup released a poll showing that for the first time more than a majority of Americans consider themselves to be pro life (link), which is an interesting reaction to the active pro choice agenda of this administration I would suppose.

Gallup has some explanation...
With the first pro-choice president in eight years already making changes to the nation's policies on funding abortion overseas, expressing his support for the Freedom of Choice Act, and moving toward rescinding federal job protections for medical workers who refuse to participate in abortion procedures, Americans -- and, in particular, Republicans -- seem to be taking a step back from the pro-choice position. However, the retreat is evident among political moderates as well as conservatives.
That is a pretty big change in one year, which makes me suspicious about the entire poll. Numbers usually don't fluctuate that much that fast, although with Obama in power and the radical liberal Democrats in control of congress anything is possible.

When you drill down further you see why the numbers have changed. Democrats have stayed the same but more Republicans have moved toward being more pro life...

This is a pretty huge shift for Republicans, who see all of Obama's pro choice activism as something that galvanizes them toward pro life views.

Even moderates are becoming more pro life...

This would seem to boost the pro life Rick's chances against the "moderately pro choice" Kay. I think Texas Republicans would probably skew even more pro life than the national average.

1 comment:

  1. KBH is not "moderately" pro-choice, she is pro-choice. You are either pro-life or pro-choice. Obama said at Notre Dame that we should find common ground on this issue. What, so we can have taxpayer-funded abortions on demand only on certain days of the week? So we can eliminate pro-life services, since they may not agree with abortion? You are either pro-life, or you are pro-abortion.


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