Poll: Majority Say Obama, Pro-Abortion Democrats Don’t Deserve Re-Election
by Steven Ertelt
February 17, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — New polls indicate a majority of Americans say both pro-abortion President Barack Obama and the pro-abortion Democrats who control both houses of Congress don’t deserve re-election.
With abortion advocates running the White House and Congress, Americans could be on the verge of funding hundreds of thousands of abortions through a government-run health care bill.
A new CNN poll published late Tuesday finds 52 percent of Americans said President Barack Obama doesn’t deserve reelection in 2012. CNN found just 44 percent of all Americans would vote to reelect Obama in 2012 — eight percent fewer than those who said they prefer someone else.
That 52-44 percent margin against Obama came in results when CNN surveyed both American adults as a whole and registered voters. Results among only likely voters would probably yield a larger gap against Obama.
Looking at Obama’s approval rating, 50 percent of Americans disapprove of his performance in the White House while 49 percent approve.
The CNN poll, conducted February 12-15, also found Americans split 47-45 percent on whether they would favor a Republican or a Democrat for Congress this year with a slightly higher percentage saying they favor the GOP.
However, most political observers say Republicans, who tend to be pro-life, will capture significant numbers over their mostly pro-abortion Democratic counterparts in both the House and Senate and have an outside chance of regaining control of either chamber.
Also, the new CNN poll found one-third of American voters say their member of Congress should be sent home in this year’s elections. That is the highest percentage of people to say that in the history of CNN’s polling research.
On whether current members of the House should be re-elected, the numbers are lower than in 1994, when pro-abortion President Bill Clinton caused Americans to elect so many Republicans they won the House and Senate together for the first time in decades. Republicans took control of Congress in a 54-seat swing that year.
With pro-abortion Democrats having a sizably larger contingent in Washington than Republicans, that likely means the early retirement of many abortion advocates and the election of new pro-life lawmakers.
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