Gallup Poll Shows Pro-Abortion Democrats May Face Massive November Losses

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 2, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Gallup Poll Shows Pro-Abortion Democrats May Face Massive November Losses

by Steven Ertelt Editor
June 2
, 2010

Washington, DC ( — A new Gallup poll shows the pro-abortion Democrats who currently control Congress and worked with President Barack Obama for a massive pro-abortion health care bill could face tremendous losses come November. The poll historically shows Democrats with more support than Republicans.

That’s why the large GOP advantage and the way in which Gallup shows independent voters leaning towards voting for Republicans, most of whom are pro-life, spells trouble for Obama and his abortion advocates in Congress.

Gallup tracking of 2010 congressional voting preferences shows Republicans moving back ahead of Democrats, 49% to 43%, by two points their largest lead of the campaign to date. Registered voters’ preferences had been closely divided for the last several weeks.

The respected polling firm noted the new Republican lead came as Obama averaged a 46% job approval rating, his lowest weekly average to date.

"Two structural changes in the data help explain the shift. First, while the percentage of registered voters identifying as Republicans has been consistent over the past several weeks, during the last week there was a decline in the percentage of voters identifying as Democrats and an increase in independent identifiers," Gallup noted.

Also, Republicans continue to enjoy a healthy advantage in reported enthusiasm over Democrats — 39% to 24% in the latest update. For the last four weeks, Democrats’ voting enthusiasm has been at or below that of independents.

Conservative writer Ed Morrissey of HotAir noticed the new Gallup poll and said it is "a bad sign for Democrats heading into primary season in many states, and a welcome trend for Republicans."

"As far as enthusiasm goes, the end of the ObamaCare debate did take the wind out of the sails of Republicans but also Democrats and independents. Republican voters still have a lead of 15 points on enthusiasm over Democrats ," he noted.

The polling data comes after pro-abortion leaders of the Democratic party, sensing pro-life advocates who head up the Republican Party in the House and Senate could find themselves in charge of the legislative agenda if Americans give them big election victories in November, are preparing for battle.

As they headed home for the Memorial Day recess, Democrats in Congress asked their rank and file to tell voters there will be disastrous consequences if they elect a GOP majority in November.

Democratic leaders gave party members a Memorial Day packet filled with instructions on what to say.
“Plan your public events, communications, and editorial board visits at home to highlight what Republican control of Congress would mean, and your hard work for the middle class on issues," the packet papers read. "Democrats have a strong story to tell, and we hope you’ll highlight this contrast with Republicans back home.”

For the pro-life movement, the only story House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Leader Harry Reid have told is one of promoting abortion.

They shepherded the pro-abortion health care bill through Congress and to President Barack Obama, who signed it into law and will force Americans to pay for abortions unless the measure is overturned by the courts. Already, several states have either signed bills to opt out of some abortion funding into law or have passed them through the state legislature.

Congressional Democrats also allowed taxpayer financing of abortions in the nation’s capital — making it so abortions are paid for with federal funds in the District of Columbia for the first time in more than a decade.


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