New York Times Gets It Right Once, Just 25% Back Abortion at Any Time
Last Wednesday on the New York Times‚Äô FiveThirtyEight blog, David Leonhardt conducted an analysis of public-opinion data on the issue of abortion.
Unlike many pundits who simply analyze one poll and spin the results to support their position, Leonhardt analyzes a range of recent surveys in an attempt to gauge public opinion accurately.
Not surprisingly, he paints a mixed picture. In part that‚Äôs because, as political professionals and academics are well aware, survey results on life issues can be very sensitive to the specific way that questions are worded.
Leonhardt correctly states that many polls indicate that the Roe v. Wade decision enjoys broad public support, but he also acknowledges that many people still remain uncomfortable with unrestricted abortion access. According to a 2012 Pew research poll, fewer than 25 percent of Americans think abortion should be legal in all cases....
Personally I feel that there is far more than just 25% of Americans think it should be legal in any situation. There is more like 55 % idiots in America as evidenced by the idiots that voted for the Obamanation that is in the White House.