Missouri Embryonic Stem Cell Research Amendment Leads by 10

Bioethics   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 31, 2006   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
October 31
, 2006

Jefferson City, MO (LifeNews.com) — The measure to promote human cloning and embryonic stem cell research in Missouri now leads by 10 percent among likely voters there. A new survey shows opposition to Amendment 2 is higher than in the last poll, but support for it is up as well.

A new SurveyUSA poll conducted for KSDK-TV St. Louis and KCTV-TV Kansas City finds Amendment 2 leads among likely voters by a 50-40 percentage margin.

Compared to a week ago, opposition to it has increased from 36% to 40% but support for the proposal is up 5 points, from 45% to now 50%.

As voters solidify their views on the controversial measure, its lead has risen one point and time is running out for pro-life advocates to encourage Missouri residents to shy away from perhaps permanently having their state support human cloning for research purposes.

Just 10 percent of likely voters are now uncertain how they will vote on the measure, down from 18 percent in the previous Survey USA poll.

Rural and Suburban voters back the Amendment slightly while urban voters back the Amendment decisively.

Women (51-39 percent) are slightly more likely to favor Amendment 2 than men (49-42 percent) and older voters, black Missourians, Democrats, backers of pro-abortion candidate Claire McCaskill, and lower income voters are more likely to support the proposal.

On October 12, Survey USA had Amendment 2 ahead by a 57-27 percent margin with 16 percent undecided.

Related web sites:
Missourians Against Human Cloning – https://www.nocloning.org