More Polls Show Voters in Democrat Districts Don’t Want Pro-Abortion Health Care

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 16, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

More Polls Show Voters in Democrat Districts Don’t Want Pro-Abortion Health Care

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
March 16
, 2010

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A third set of polls released by a national pro-life women’s group finds voters in the congressional districts of pro-life and moderate Democrats do not want abortion funding in health care. They are opposed to the Senate pro-abortion health care bill and will hold their lawmakers accountable for supporting it.

Including this new set of polls, SBA has contracted a reputable polling firm to survey 19 total congressional districts and in every case the polls have shown strongly pro-life results.

The new set of polls covers Reps. Joe Donnelly, Dale Kildee, James Oberstar, Allen Boyd, Earl Pomeroy, Richard Neal and John Barrow in Michigan, Minnesota and Indiana.

SBA president Marjorie Dannenfelser said it’s time for Democrats who are pro-life or moderates to “either a hero or a complete sell out."

“These poll results are the driving force behind our grassroots mobilization efforts this week. We have spent $1.6 million so far fighting abortion funding in health care reform and these poll results show why. The American people reject federal funding of abortion in any so-called ‘health care’ bill,” she told Politico.

“Our poll shows that a pro-life vote will be a benefit on Election Day. The Susan B. Anthony List will be carrying the message of these votes into campaign season," she said.

Jim Geraghty of National Review says the results have quite a bearing on the vote and the members involved should pay attention.

"Oberstar and Kildee have said they’ll vote yes. Donnelly is supposedly loyal to the Stupak language. Neal and Pomeroy undecided. Barrow is considered a likely no. Boyd voted no in the Budget Committee markup," he said.

The results of the new polls are as follows:

IN-02 Joe Donnelly
80% oppose using tax dollars to pay for abortions (66% strongly oppose)
78% oppose taxpayer funding of abortions as part of healthcare reform (66% strongly oppose)
70% agree that abortion and abortion funding have no place in healthcare legislation (58% strongly agree)
60% would be less likely to vote to re-elect Congressman Donnelly if he votes for healthcare legislation that includes federal government funding of abortion (47% would be much less likely)

MI-05 Dale Kildee
75% oppose using tax dollars to pay for abortions (57% strongly oppose)
75% oppose taxpayer funding of abortions as part of healthcare reform (57% strongly oppose)
65% agree that abortion and abortion funding have no place in healthcare legislation (53% strongly agree)
56% would be less likely to vote to re-elect Congressman Kildee if he votes for healthcare legislation that includes federal government funding of abortion (37% would be much less likely)

MN-08 Jim Oberstar
73% oppose using tax dollars to pay for abortions (61% strongly oppose)
74% oppose taxpayer funding of abortions as part of healthcare reform (60% strongly oppose)
68% agree that abortion and abortion funding have no place in healthcare legislation (54% strongly agree)
56% would be less likely to vote to re-elect Congressman Oberstar if he votes for healthcare legislation that includes federal government funding of abortion (36% would be much less likely)

FL-02 Allen Boyd
73% oppose using tax dollars to pay for abortions (60% strongly oppose)
75% oppose taxpayer funding of abortions as part of healthcare reform (61% strongly oppose)
63% agree that abortion and abortion funding have no place in healthcare legislation (52% strongly agree)
60% would be less likely to vote to re-elect Congressman Boyd if he votes for healthcare legislation that includes federal government funding of abortion (44% would be much less likely)

ND-At Large Earl Pomeroy
80% oppose using tax dollars to pay for abortions (62% strongly oppose)
79% oppose taxpayer funding of abortions as part of healthcare reform (62% strongly oppose)
73% agree that abortion and abortion funding have no place in healthcare legislation (58% strongly agree)
57% would be less likely to vote to re-elect Congressman Pomeroy if he votes for healthcare legislation that includes federal government funding of abortion (42% would be much less likely)

MA-02 Richard Neal
63% oppose using tax dollars to pay for abortions (46% strongly oppose)
62% oppose taxpayer funding of abortions as part of healthcare reform (48% strongly oppose)
56% agree that abortion and abortion funding have no place in healthcare legislation (43% strongly agree)
47% would be less likely to vote to re-elect Congressman Neal if he votes for healthcare legislation that includes federal government funding of abortion (31% would be much less likely)

GA-12 John Barrow
78% oppose using tax dollars to pay for abortions (59% strongly oppose)
76% oppose taxpayer funding of abortions as part of healthcare reform (58% strongly oppose)
64% agree that abortion and abortion funding have no place in healthcare legislation (53% strongly agree)
53% would be less likely to vote to re-elect Congressman Barrow if he votes for healthcare legislation that includes federal government funding of abortion (38% would be much less likely)

Related web sites:
Susan B. Anthony List – https://www.sba-list.org
Second poll results – https://www.lifenews.com/state4890.html
First poll results – https://www.lifenews.com/nat6073.html

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