Poll Shows Abortion Voters Gave President Bush Twelve Percent Advantage
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A post-election poll of voters shows that a majority of Americans are pro-life and the abortion issue gave pro-life candidates such as President Bush a twelve percent advantage. Some 42 percent of voters said that the issue of abortion affected the way they voted in last week's election. Those voters favored pro-life candidates by nearly a two-one margin with 25 percent of all voters saying they voted for pro-life candidates who oppose abortion and only 13 percent of all voters saying they backed candidates that favor abortion. That twelve percent margin in favor of pro-life candidates no doubt helped the president win re-election in several battleground states. "You'll note that the margin of victory of the Bush-Cheney ticket in a number of states, including Florida and Ohio, was less than 4 percent," said David O'Steen, executive director of National Right to Life.Read the complete story.