By Dave Andrusko On Monday we posted a story, the significance of which probably cannot be overstated but which, alas, may not have received the attention it deserves. We headlined our story on the latest CNN/ORC poll, “CNN poll finds that 58% believes abortion should be illegal in most circumstances.” In a moment we’ll discuss …Continue reading "Pro-choice author finds “4 frightening takeaways” from new CNN poll"
By Dave Andrusko Each year, right around the annual March for Life, the Knights of Columbus releases the results of a poll on abortion conducted for the KOC by The Marist Institute for Public Opinion. The KOC asks slightly different questions which help the average citizen get a feel for where the American public …Continue reading "Knights of Columbus poll finds that large majorities support pro-life legislation and believe abortion is morally wrong"
By Dave Andrusko In other contexts they are called “push polls,” polls worded in such as way as to push the respondent to give the “correct” (desired) results. In this case, the answers are also “pushed” [distorted] to get the right conclusion. NARAL bought a poll (sorry commissioned a poll) from Greenberg Quinlan Rosner …Continue reading "Another bogus NARAL poll on abortion “restrictions”"
Editor’s note. The following “President’s message” from Right to Life’s President Barb Listing appeared in the Spring edition of RTL of Michigan News. Another year begins and the U.S. Supreme Court rulings legalizing abortion are still in place, although much altered since 1973. Those of us who remember that January 22, 1973, day when …Continue reading "Educating on Roe vs. Wade a “must do” for 2014"
By Dave Andrusko I’m still catching up on all that took place around January 22 and the March for Life. A good place to start today is to look at a very useful poll conducted for the Knights of Columbus by Marist and distributed this week. The results of a survey of 2,001 adults …Continue reading "Knights of Columbus Poll shows strong support for protective laws, immorality of abortion, and belief that abortion harms women"
By Dave Andrusko As pertains to our interests, most of the relevant polling in 2013 centered around the dramatic decline in the fortunes of President Obama and in the public’s massive disenchantment with ObamaCare. Those are important developments which we have documented on an almost daily basis. But there is always the core question: …Continue reading "Surprise, surprise! Thoughtful and largely accurate New York Times story on abortion polling"
By Dave Andrusko NRL News Today has written a bushel-full of stories on various polls that show the same result: the public is wide-open to banning abortion at 20 weeks, a time by which unborn babies can experience pain. But today’s new Quinnipiac poll, because it confirms several other recent polls, has even convinced the …Continue reading "Conventional wisdom on abortion takes it on the chin"
By Dave Andrusko There is so much going on now—both at home and abroad—that not everything gets covered. For example a pretty good piece by David Leonhardt that appeared in the Sunday New York Times went by the boards. But fortunately Leonhardt returns to what he broached in “Why Abortion Is Not Like Other Issues” …Continue reading "Surprise, surprise! Thoughtful and largely accurate New York Times story on abortion polling"
By Dave Andrusko http://twitter.com/daveha Gallup headlined its important story today, “Abortion Is Threshold Issue for One in Six U.S. Voters,” which is true—clearly true. Less true–decidedly less true–is the subhead: “Nearly as many single-issue abortion voters are pro-choice as pro-life.” Whatever else Gallup gets right or wrong, the survey reminds us that abortion is a …Continue reading "Surprise, surprise! abortion IS a major issue in 2012 elections, Gallup reports"
By Dave Andrusko National Right to Life President and Pro-Life Perspective Host Carol Tobias devotes today’s PLP to going beyond the recent Gallup headline that “Pro-Choice Americans at Record-Low.” As you recall Gallup’s Lydia Saad wrote that its May 3rd thru 6th poll found that 50% of Americans identify themselves as pro-life compared to just …Continue reading "What’s airing on Pro-Life Perspective Today? “Gallup Shows Us What We’ve Long Known”"
By Dave Andrusko The Gallup Poll and the vanishing “pro-choice” self-designation, Part Three. Ask yourself the following question. If you are pro-abortion (or a reporter sympathetic to their cause) and Gallup finds that the lowest percentage of people ever describe themselves as “pro-choice” [41%], what do you do, besides close your eyes and put your …Continue reading "Another failed attempt to minimize the results of Gallup’s poll"
By Dave Andrusko http://twitter.com/daveha On Wednesday we posted our take on Gallup’s fascinating new poll which showed the lowest percentage ever of those who self-identified as “pro-choice.” That pitifully low 41% could not be brushed aside, so the question before the anti-life house was how pro-abortionists would attempt to explain the results away. If you …Continue reading "Pro-Abortionists unsuccessfully try to finesse great news from latest Gallup poll"