By Dave Andrusko
When Donald Trump named Kellyanne Conway his new campaign manager, it is a testimony to the bias against the Trump campaign that it went virtually unnoticed that she was the first female to head a major presidential campaign
But what did not go unnoticed by pro-lifers is that a movement pro-lifer, someone who has labored in the trenches for decades on behalf of unborn babies, someone who in the past has polled for National Right to Life, is now in charge of Mr. Trump’s campaign.
“Kellyanne is very, very smart and without question more knowledgeable about public opinion on abortion than any other pollster,” said David. N. O’Steen, Ph.D., executive director of National Right to Life. “She will provide Trump with savvy insight and advice as he runs against the most pro-abortion presidential candidate ever in Hillary Clinton, and a media establishment that is determined to elect her.”
In addition to having addressed the National Right to Life board of directors, Mrs. Conway delivered a general session speech at the 2006 National Right to Life convention. I remember her comments vividly because she patiently explained what happens when people are asked honest questions about abortion, not questions geared to inflate the “pro-choice” response: “83% of those surveyed want some kind of restriction on the unfettered access to abortion,” was her conclusion.
Mrs. Conway is Founder and President of the polling company, inc./WomanTrend, a privately-held, woman-owned corporation currently in its 21st year of operation and headquartered in Washington, DC. It is no exaggeration to say she is arguably the most quoted and noted pollster on the national scene.
She really has polled for a veritable “who’s who” of pro-life candidates, including Mr. Trump’s pro-life vice presidential running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
Her polling talents are undeniable. In 2012 Mrs. Conway and her team were among the few on the GOP side to predict the outcomes of major races. In 2014, all of their general election candidates won. The RNC tasked Kellyanne with helping to defeat the bogus “War on Women.”
O’Steen concluded, “In choosing pro-life Kellyanne Conway as his campaign manager, Donald Trump has not only availed himself of one of the most talented advisors possible, he has also sent a strong signal to the entire Pro-Life Movement about his own commitment to the pro-life issue.”