February 9, 2005

REDDISH HUES OF BLUE:

Poll: New Yorkers support abortion rights, with reservations (The Associated Press, February 9, 2005)

The poll of registered voters found 25 percent felt abortion should be legal in all cases and 37 percent said it should be legal in most cases. Twenty percent of voters surveyed by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute said abortion should be illegal in most cases and 11 percent said it should always be illegal. Eight percent had no opinion or refused to offer one.

A Quinnipiac poll conducted in March 2003 found 32 percent of New York voters felt abortion should be legal in all cases and 34 percent said it should be in most cases. In that earlier poll, 16 percent said abortion should be illegal in most cases and 13 percent said it should never be legal.

In the latest poll, 36 percent of voters said abortions should be available, but under stricter limits than currently apply in New York. Seventy percent said they favored mandatory parental notification before minors are allowed to have abortions, 64 percent supported a mandatory 24-hour waiting period for all abortions and 66 percent said the late-term procedure critics call "partial-birth abortion" should be illegal except to save the life of the mother.


The Democratic Party findsitself in bed with a mere 25-30% in even one of the Bluest states remaining.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 9, 2005 8:55 PM
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