Poll: 62% Of Americans Want Abortion To Be Restricted
The Democrats are banking on their “war on women” strategy, casting pro-life Republicans as a bunch of extremists and religious fanatics. But it seems “pro-life” is the default position for a majority of Americans according to this CNN poll:
CNN has released the results of a new poll showing a majority of Americans want all or most abortions prohibited — a clear pro-life majority.
The survey asked: “Do you think abortion should be legal under any circumstances, legal under only certain circumstances, or illegal in all circumstances?” Some 62 percent want abortions illegal in all cases or legal only in certain instances while just 35% want abortions legal for any reason.
Breaking down the question further, CNN asked, “Do you think abortion should be legal in most circumstances or only a few circumstances?”
Here, 52 percent took a pro-life view saying abortion should be illegal in all (15%) or most circumstances (37%) while just 44 percent took a pro-abortion view saying abortions should be legal in all (35%) or most (9%) circumstances.
The thing is, I’m don’t think the intent of the left’s “war on women” and pro-life attacks is to win over voters. Rather, I think the intent is to distract from other issues in the campaign, such as the economy and the national debt.
Re-igniting the culture wars is better alternative for Obama and Democrats, politically, than talking about how their economic policies have tanked and how their spendthrift ways have put America in real fiscal danger.Tags: Abortion, election 2012, pro-life, war on women