For all we know, in May of 2012 Gallup felt like over-stating the issue. A good number of people were feeling at the time that Romney couldn’t lose.
Something else I hope Freepers will take note of:
1. The NBC poll out today actually uses Gallup data in its historical data.
2. The NBC poll finds the same thing Gallup found in may— it simply spins the data for abortion rights. Here is an example of how the media work it:
“Polls show most Americans still support the Supreme Court’s ruling. According to a 2012 Gallup Poll, 77 percent think abortion should be legal in some or all circumstances. The battle at the Texas Capitol centers on just how far abortion rights should go.”
That is the same poll that shows the pro-choice label faltering. But yes 77% do think there should be some legal abortion— which for these manipulators includes the exception for the life of the mother!