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Monday, March 15, 2010

Polls for pols to ponder

New polling on government funding of abortion in the pending healthcare overhaul bill should give pause to several vulnerable Democrat Representatives who now hold what may prove to be the deciding votes on the bill.
The pro-life Susan B. Anthony List commissioned a scientific poll by the polling company, inc. / Woman Trend in the districts of Democrat legislators who are considered key swing votes on the legislation.
The survey asked registered voters about abortion funding and healthcare reform in the following members’ districts:  Jason Altmire (PA-04), Paul Kanjorski (PA-11), Brad Ellsworth (IN-08), Baron Hill (IN-09), Steve Dreihaus (OH-01), Charlie Wilson (OH-06), Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), and John Boccieri (OH-16).
Survey results and analysis are available online at www.sba-list.org/poll.  Key survey findings include:
  1. At least three-in-five voters in these eight congressional districts agreed that “Abortion and abortion funding have no place in healthcare legislation.”
  2. At least two-thirds of voters in each Congressional District opposed “using tax dollars to pay for abortions” and in all districts majorities “strongly opposed.”
  3.  In each district, voters were more apt to reject, rather than embrace, a candidate who “votes for healthcare legislation that includes federal government funding of abortion.”
Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser noted, “In these districts, voters reflect national pro-life trends, and they expect their values to be translated into public policy."
The Susan B. Anthony List is a nationwide network of Americans, over 280,000 residing in all 50 states, dedicated to mobilizing, advancing, and representing pro-life women in politics.

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