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Rasmussen: 54% now call themselves pro-choice, 38% pro-life
Hot Air ^ | November 15th, 2012 | Allahpundit

Posted on 11/16/2012 4:29:56 AM PST by Third Person

Wait a sec, you say. Didn’t Gallup find just six months ago that the number who describe themselves as “pro-choice” was at a record low? Indeed they did.

But as the saying goes, my friends: Elections have consequences.

More voters than ever now identify themselves as pro-choice when it comes to abortion, and most rate the issue as important to how they vote.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows that 54% describe themselves as pro-choice on the issue of abortion, while 38% say they are pro-life. Let’s look at trends on abortion in a few recent polls. This one, from a WSJ poll in mid-October, isn’t too helpful because the only point of reference is data from March 2005. Even so, there’s a shift:

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Polling data and trends at the link.

This nation is asking for it. What a fall from grace...

1 posted on 11/16/2012 4:30:01 AM PST by Third Person
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To: Third Person

Among many other things that could be said; we live in a dictatorship of moronic masses.


2 posted on 11/16/2012 4:32:18 AM PST by GoDuke
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

ping


3 posted on 11/16/2012 4:32:33 AM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: Third Person

And we hope/expect God to save our country when genocide has been the law of the land for decades? I don’t think so.


4 posted on 11/16/2012 4:35:27 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: Third Person

Pro-Choice = Pro-Death = Anti-Life.

The leftwing kooks/socialists love to change the language to a more pleasing term to hide their satanic dark godlessness.

Homosexual perverts = Gay

Pedophiles = Man-Boy Love

They are absolutely disgusting in s many ways!!!!!!!!!!


5 posted on 11/16/2012 4:39:28 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Third Person

We lose because we lose control of the language.Pro choice and Pro Life are not two sides of an argument.We lost the framing which was clear: “should abortion be legal or illegal?” is the clearer question. Control the language, control the issue. This is what is behind all of the “politically correct” language police and the pretense of offense on issues. Now we are losing the language of “terrorism” by allowing them to call those acts everything but what they are. We have to wise up on language. Politeness can be lethal.


6 posted on 11/16/2012 4:44:08 AM PST by Anima Mundi (Envy is just passive, lazy greed.)
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To: Third Person

Don’t discount the effect of retards like Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock linking “pro-life” to a comfort with rape.


7 posted on 11/16/2012 4:52:13 AM PST by montag813
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To: Third Person

Pro-choice my rear! Only the mother has the choice. The baby has no choice and is simply killed for the convenience of the mother.


8 posted on 11/16/2012 4:58:16 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: Third Person

Yeah, but what’s the partisan split? What are the results “unskewed?” (sarcasm off)

Sorry, couldn’t resist and I am all polled out.


9 posted on 11/16/2012 5:05:57 AM PST by CPONuke
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To: GoDuke

I have an idea, when someone answers these questions in the affirmative, how about the poller immediately applies the post natal abortion approach on them and see how they like it. Frankly, we won’t miss them.


10 posted on 11/16/2012 5:07:14 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Third Person

Interesting observation in the article:

“Nice and steady there in the mid-20s for “legal under any circumstances” over the past five years — until suddenly, in August of this year, the number jumps. Why? Well, what else happened in August this year? Right: Todd Akin opened his yapper about “legitimate rape” and women’s supposed biological defense mechanisms against it and that was the beginning of the end for Republican chances to take back the Senate. How big a deal was it? Weeks later, the NYT poll was seeing more support for the idea that abortion should be “generally available” than it had in over 15 years:”


11 posted on 11/16/2012 5:07:34 AM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State)
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To: CPONuke

yes, hopefully next election we can dispense with that stuff.


12 posted on 11/16/2012 5:18:36 AM PST by babble-on
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To: Third Person

Why should anyone on this site believe anything coming out of Rasmussen?


13 posted on 11/16/2012 5:18:50 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Re-distribute my work ethic, not my wealth!)
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To: Third Person

OH LORD, PLEASE SEE ALL OF US THAT LOVE YOU AND THAT STAND AGAINST THESE DEMONS AND THEIR EVIL. PLEASE DO NOT JUDGE US AS YOU JUDGE THEM. DELIVER US IN THE NAME OF JESUS... AMEN.

LLS


14 posted on 11/16/2012 5:19:46 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (I AM JOHN GALT)
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To: From The Deer Stand

You mean “murdered” don’t you? I do.


15 posted on 11/16/2012 5:31:59 AM PST by onedoug
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To: MayflowerMadam

I don’t think so either. See Psalm 2 for details.


16 posted on 11/16/2012 5:37:41 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: montag813

Go back to the DUmp.


17 posted on 11/16/2012 5:37:54 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (They may take our lives... but they'll never take our FREEDOM!)
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To: Utmost Certainty

With friends like you, who needs enemies?


18 posted on 11/16/2012 5:40:20 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (They may take our lives... but they'll never take our FREEDOM!)
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To: montag813

“Don’t discount the effect of retards like Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock linking “pro-life” to a comfort with rape.”

Did they really think what happens in MO stays in MO? It wasn’t just about 2 senate seats.


19 posted on 11/16/2012 5:50:51 AM PST by ari-freedom (It's the bennies, stupid.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
The Rapture is near. Stay true to God and look to the heavens for your redemption. Soon, He will come to gather his church and remove them from the coming tribulation. As far as the true Christians are concerned, we will be delivered from the dark days of the seven year tribulation period by way of the rapture. We will, therefore, not be on earth for the full duration of the last generation before the Second Coming as we will be with the Bridegroom in heaven for the last seven years.

Have faith my brothers and sisters.

In Jesus' name,

Amen

20 posted on 11/16/2012 5:50:57 AM PST by Evil Slayer ((Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....))
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To: Arm_Bears

“Why should anyone on this site believe anything coming out of Rasmussen?”

Because Romney didn’t exactly win in a landslide.


21 posted on 11/16/2012 5:54:21 AM PST by ari-freedom (It's the bennies, stupid.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Have you ever read anything about “pre-wrath” rapture? It’s been a while for me but I remember thinking there might be something to it or pre-trib. Regardless, I think we as believers need to always be prepared to meet our Lord since we don’t know when he may take us, individually.

Maranatha!

P.S. I asked my wife after the elections how we could expect revival when our country continues to murder children?


22 posted on 11/16/2012 6:01:59 AM PST by GoDuke
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To: Third Person

Must be that huge jump in “hispanics” sneaking into the country that the “media” is always telling us about.


23 posted on 11/16/2012 6:11:31 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We need Comprehensive Election Reform, NOW!)
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To: Third Person

The blame lies at the feet of idiots like Todd Akin who make pro-lifers sound like insensitive, unscientific jerks from the dark ages.

And yes, I’m pro-life.


24 posted on 11/16/2012 6:13:22 AM PST by EricT. (The GOP's sole purpose is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.)
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To: GoDuke

Quit looking for the easy way out. The rapture is an utterly selfish notion. God allowed himself to be nailed to the cross and suffer tredmendously - all for the love of his children. Can’t you find the fortitude to do the same for Him?


25 posted on 11/16/2012 6:15:08 AM PST by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: GoDuke
Yes, we are living in the pre-tribulation era right now.

The last generation of 70 years that started in 1948, came of age 30 years later and in 1980 declared Jerusalem as capital city without giving any recognition to the Messiah. Israel is now in the 40 years of accountability because of their continued rejection of the Messiah. As a result, they will conclude a covenant with the false messiah, which will be the formal starting point of the 70th year-week of Daniel (the tribulation of seven years). Before this seven year period begins the Lord Jesus will snatch away the true believers (Luke 21:36; John 14:2-3; 1 Thess. 4:16-18).

26 posted on 11/16/2012 6:19:53 AM PST by Evil Slayer ((Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....))
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To: 3boysdad

From my previous post: “Regardless, I think we as believers need to always be prepared to meet our Lord since we don’t know when he may take us, individually.”

“...always...” I believe that covers it. I believe “the rapture”, whether pre-trib, pre-wrath, or post-trib is hinted at in scripture. I don’t believe it is doctrine to rest my faith on, though. I’ve just always been interested in eschatology and related subjects.

We are told we will probably suffer for Christ and to bring glory to the Father. We are not called to suffer HIS wrath, though, as that was put first upon Christ on the Cross. But yes, suffer in this world we will, for Christ. Never the less, come quickly Lord Jesus!


27 posted on 11/16/2012 6:25:03 AM PST by GoDuke
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To: JCBreckenridge
Go back to the DUmp.

Kiss my ass, newbie.

28 posted on 11/16/2012 6:40:36 AM PST by montag813
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To: Third Person

The Democrats have done a marvelous job of portraying those opposed to abortion as misogynists. There’s nothing hip and cool about being pro-life per the media and Democrats, and young Americans seem to be all about that and fitting in with pop culture. They are bowing to their Democrat leaders. I honestly expect this. The culture continues to crumble in this country, people are now disciples of secularism and moral relativism instead of Christ, and the “tolerant” liberal backlash to being opposed to an issue like abortin is brutal.

If there is any hope, we desperately need to wage a full out campaign showing displays and ads with pictures of fetal development, showing that what is in the womb is a person. It won’t make a difference to the diehards, but it may reach the wishy washy moderates. We also need leaders who can properly articulate the pro-life position well.


29 posted on 11/16/2012 6:57:23 AM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Third Person
Congratulations, Akin and Mourdock. You have erased 30 years of the hard work of tens of thousands.

Now, please go away.

30 posted on 11/16/2012 7:01:49 AM PST by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: GoDuke
Among many other things that could be said; we live in a dictatorship of moronic masses.

The moronic "pro-choice" masses need a pictorial education of the end results of their "choice".

The purveyors of infanticide get away with employing neutral euphemisms to describe their satanic activities, but a picture is worth a thousand words. Ann Barnhardt has posted a picture on her site of an abortion victim that all these "pro-choice" nincompoops need to see.

31 posted on 11/16/2012 7:06:25 AM PST by BlatherNaut
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To: ari-freedom
I 100% agree Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock did more damage to the pro-life community and to America in general by their comments. These guys cost us the Senate and the Whitehouse (and insured a 5-4 liberal majority on the Court if one of our five depart in the next four years). At their level of running for public office they should have known better than making unpolitical comments like that. Those two should stick to hanging out on corners with pictures of aborted fetuses vs running for public office. I am starting to see the need for more polished office seekers, losing this way is very frustrating.
32 posted on 11/16/2012 7:16:41 AM PST by TDLOS
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To: EricT.

But one of the difficult spots for the pro life position has always been he question of rape. Any strict pro lifer who tries to answer that question especially within the context of a sound bite driven campaign can easily come across sounding like Akin. Any less than strict pro lifer comes across as ethically inconsistent.


33 posted on 11/16/2012 7:18:05 AM PST by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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To: Third Person

There was a detailed poll not long ago that was totally different. Increasing numbers of people who are pro-life. At this point I have no regard for polls at all if they are leftist run, which almost all are. Will check out later.


34 posted on 11/16/2012 7:40:54 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Evil Slayer

I belong to JESUS. I offer myself to HIM as HIS sword... if he will have me.

LLS


35 posted on 11/16/2012 7:45:59 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (I AM JOHN GALT)
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