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Q-poll: Women back late-term abortion ban by narrow 35-point margin

posted at 12:26 pm on August 2, 2013 by

Another nugget from the poll AP wrote up earlier.  It seems a “controversial” element of the Republican “war on women” enjoys overwhelming support from…women — significantly more so than men:

This common-sense “divisive” restriction on aborting viable, pain-capable unborn children wins strong backing from women (60/25), independents (59/26), and Hispanics (59/20).  Respondents aged 18-29 were most likely to support the ban (56 percent in favor) out of any age group surveyed.  Misogynistic extremists, all.  Despite some expressions of surprise from the media, the trend of women being more supportive of abortion limits than men is well established.  Meanwhile, somewhere on an alternate planet:

Nice analysis, “reality-based community.”

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Isn’t it actually 68-27. A 40-point margin.
Nevers belong with 20 weeks and Always belong with 24.

Argonaut USA on August 2, 2013 at 12:39 PM

New York Times:

“Women wage war on women. Women hardest hit.”

The Rogue Tomato on August 2, 2013 at 12:39 PM

The late term abortion issue would be a great issue for the 2016 GOP candidate, but it won’t be used. They will listen to their consultants who will tell them abortion is an issue they shouldn’t touch.

Mark1971 on August 2, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Those woman-hating extremists in much of Europe ban abortions after 12 weeks.

Dexter_Alarius on August 2, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Protestants double Catholics in the “Never Legal” category?
Really?

Dexter_Alarius on August 2, 2013 at 1:02 PM

…and so, by the results of this poll, you can see the logic of Texas Democrats in making Wendy Davis and her no limits on late-term abortion stance the official face of the state’s party for the 2014.

If you plan to turn Texas Blue through massively ramped-up turnout of heavily-Catholic Hispanic voters, making a blonde, white, militantly pro-abortion woman the party standard-bearer is the only rational choice for the reality-based community. [/s]

jon1979 on August 2, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Protestants double Catholics in the “Never Legal” category?
Really?
Dexter_Alarius on August 2, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Most “Catholics” are pro-abortion. It’s more of a tribal affiliation than religious for most.

Also, is there a breakdown between single and married women in this poll? Most married women are pro-life, most single women are pro-abortion. As marriage rates fall precipitously, this issue will get worse for us. That’s why the War on Women nonsense is brilliant for the Dems.

happytobehere on August 2, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Whoah, whoah, whoah! You can’t just use numbers like that! No one can make sense of those numbers until you torture them with statistical permutations, first! I mean math is hard, and all, and we can’t expect people who read news articles and watch tv talking heads to actually do their own analysis of the numbers – that would cause them pain and they would stop listening to our drivel! These numbers need some nuance! See? This is why we won’t call bloggers “journalists”!

(Do I need the “/”?)

GWB on August 2, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Thousands of years ago, written scripture said the day will come when women will seek barran wombs–sadly we are here and all the other evil that we’ve unleashed in the name of the same anti-God impulse we label personal “choice” masquarading as “freedom” is here along with it.
There this is no suprise to nature’s God is inarguable.

Don L on August 2, 2013 at 4:46 PM

close shave, eh?/

ted c on August 2, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Looks more like a 40 percent split if you consider the terminology. But we cannot have this. We need to get their minds turned around and right. Any baby, any week equals a possible inconvenient burden to the present day down-trodden woman. Baby=ball and chain=disadvantaged gender=men win. Oh, if only we could develop science or personal habits to prevent unwanted pregnancies in the firth place.

Let’s stop this disease of birth in our lifetime.

smoothsailing on August 3, 2013 at 8:11 AM

Its interesting to note that the “never/always” legal question wasn’t asked, but had to be volunteered.

Whatsa matter, Q-poll? Afraid of asking the real question?

BobMbx on August 3, 2013 at 8:13 AM

Women and unborn babies hardest hit.

Galtian on August 3, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Women’s War on Women!

IIRC, even a large part of progressive Forward! thinking Enlightened Socialist Europe bans late term abortions.

farsighted on August 3, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Protestants double Catholics in the “Never Legal” category?
Really?

Dexter_Alarius on August 2, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Sure. Why should that surprise you? Protestants take their faith much more seriously than Catholics do. In fact, most Catholics become Catholics simply because they grew up that way or their heritage demands it for all practical purposes. Irish, Italian, Hispanic cultures are all Catholic, among others. And when people claim a faith on reasons other than the principles of that faith, it’s easy to be at odds with that faith. Hence, Protestants are far more against abortion than Catholics. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

HiJack on August 4, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Thousands of years ago, written scripture said the day will come when women will seek barran wombs–sadly we are here and all the other evil that we’ve unleashed in the name of the same anti-God impulse we label personal “choice” masquarading as “freedom” is here along with it.
There this is no suprise to nature’s God is inarguable.

Don L on August 2, 2013 at 4:46 PM

That’s the problem with “freedom”. It’s easy to look at it as a license to sin rather than a responsibility to act sensibly.

HiJack on August 4, 2013 at 12:06 PM

smoothsailing on August 3, 2013 at 8:11 AM

I note your sarcasm. All that you Conservatives want is for the modern woman to be barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen.

Did you catch mine?

hawkdriver on August 5, 2013 at 9:32 AM


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