July 10, 2019

Wednesday (Moderated) Open Thread (071019)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items which they believe need to be known. Rules are here.

Positivity: More Pro-Life Americans Promise to Never Vote for a Candidate Who Supports Abortion

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Washington, via Life News:

JUN 25 2019, 4:47PM

What a coincidence. Three days ago we wrote about “A case study in misleading abortion polling results.” The lead sentence was “If there is any inviolable rule of thumb vis a vis abortion polls, it’s that you have to dig deep and read carefully.”

Talk about timing. Today Gallup came out with an abortion poll with this headline, “Majority in U.S. Still Want Abortion Legal, With Limits” written by Lydia Saad.

Talk about burying the lede. Here’s what the results actually show us.

1. We have frequently praised Gallup for asking more discerning questions about abortion and for asking follow-up questions. In 2018, Gallup found that a total of 53% wanted abortion legal “only in a few circumstances” (35%) or “illegal in all circumstances” (18%).

This year, Saad casually observes, a total of 60% want abortion legal “only in a few circumstances” (39%) or “illegal in all circumstances” (21%).

That is a big, big jump of 7 points.

2. What about voting based on a candidate’s position on abortion?

Don’t get lost in the fact there is more overall interest in abortion. That is important but secondary. Look at which side has the largest increase in the percentage of people who will only vote for candidates who agree with them on abortion.

Go here for the rest of the story.