by Steven Ertelt
October 13, 2006
Jefferson City, MO (LifeNews.com) — A state initiative that would have Missouri promoting both human cloning and embryonic stem cell research is ahead by a huge margin according to a new survey. The latest Survey USA poll indicates that Amendment 2 has more support today Missouri voters than it did than a month ago.
The poll has Amendment 2 passing by a 57 to 27 percentage vote.
That’s an expansion in support from the last Survey USA poll the firm conducted in September, which showed state residents backing the initiative by a 52-24 percent margin. That means support for the human cloning plan has increased by five percent while opposition has gone up three percent.
As voters have learned more about the measure, the number not certain how they will vote has dropped 8 points, to 16% of the likely voters.
According to the new poll, men back the initiative 61-28 percent and women back it by a lower 53-27 percent margin. Republicans oppose the measure 51-33 percent while Democrats back Amendment 2 by a 75-7 percent clip.
Residents of St. Louis and Kansas City are more likely to favor it while central and Ozark area Missourians are more likely to oppose it.
The new SurveyUSA poll was conducted exclusively for KSDK-TV St. Louis and KCTV-TV Kansas City. Some 900 Missouri adults were interviewed Monday-Wednesday. Of them, 796 were registered to vote. Of them, 497 were judged to be "likely voters."
Related web sites:
Missourians Against Human Cloning – https://www.nocloning.org