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The issue of abortion is frequently touted as the reason why the Democratic party does a better job of attracting women voters than do Republicans. But Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review breaks down the Gallup polling data to find that’s not the case — because polling data doesn’t show marked differences on abortion between men and women.
In May, Gallup found the percentage of Americans saying they are “pro-choice” favoring abortion is at a new low. Ponnuru contacted Gallup to get more information on the breakdown on abortion comparing men and women.
“As I expected, there hasn’t generally been a large gap between men and women on the “pro-life” vs. “pro-choice” question. In 2007, they found 46 percent of men and 45 percent of women calling themselves “pro-life.” In 2011, the numbers were 46 and 44,” Ponnuru explains. “The most recent data point we have, though, from 2012, does show a bigger gap than usual: 53 percent of men and 46 percent of women identified as “pro-life” in Gallup’s 2012 poll. (Both men and women were more likely to call themselves “pro-life” than “pro-choice.”) This could, however, be a blip. Check in next year.”
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