by Steven Ertelt
November 14, 2007
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A new poll conducted by CBS News and the New York Times finds that most voters in the early presidential states of Iowa and New Hampshire know that Rudy Giuliani is pro-abortion. The survey also shows a large number of voters will refuse to support a candidate who disagrees with them on abortion.
The survey asked respondents, "Generally speaking, do you think of Rudy Giuliani as being in support of abortion rights, or as being opposed to abortion rights?"
Iowa voters, who are considered more pro-life than those in New Hampshire, were more informed about the former New York City mayor’s pro-abortion views.
Some 64 percent of Iowa Republicans know Giuliani is pro-abortion while 53 percent of New Hampshire Republicans understand his position. Just 12 percent of Iowa Republicans wrongly said Giuliani is pro-life while 14 percent of GOP voters in New Hampshire wrongly identified his abortion stance.
Asked if it was possible to "ever vote for a candidate for the 2008 Republican nomination who does not share your views on social issues like abortion" voters in Iowa were more likely not to than voters in New Hampshire.
In Iowa, 49 percent of voters would support a candidate who disagreed with them on abortion while 43 percent would not. In New Hampshire 66 percent would support a candidate with different abortion views and 29 percent said no.
That compared with an October poll by the media outlets of all registered voters nationwide, showing them more picky than voters in the early primary states with a 46-46 percentage split.