Skip to comments.Pro-Life Evangelicals Won't Vote for Pro-Abortion Candidate for President
Posted on 10/19/2007 12:59:10 PM PDT by wagglebee
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A new CBS News poll has bad news for pro-abortion Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani. It shows that Americans who self-identify as evangelical voters are strongly pro-life and will not support a pro-abortion candidate for president.
The poll, released on Friday, find 79 percent of evangelical voters take one of three pro-life positions opposing abortion.
They either oppose all abortions, all abortions except those rare one to save the life of the mother, or support abortions only in the rare cases of rape, incest or to save the mother's life.
But the poll also asked, "Is it possible you would ever vote for a candidate who does not share your views on social issues like abortion."
Some 60 percent of self-described evangelical voters said no while just 29 percent said they would consider backing a pro-abortion candidate.
Americans in general take a 50-41 percentage point split with 41 percent saying they would not vote for someone with a contrasting view on abortion.
The CBS News poll also asked evangelical respondents "How important will social issues such as abortion be in your vote for president next year -- extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not too important?"
Among evangelicals, 74 percent said abortion was important to their vote with 42 percent saying abortion is extremely important and 32 percent saying it is very important.
Only 16 percent said abortion is somewhat important to their presidential vote and just 8 percent said abortion is not too important to them.
Among Americans in general of both parties, 45 percent said abortion is extremely or very important and 54 percent said it is somewhat or not too important.
Stop Rudy Ping
Even better news than the resignation of Mel Martinez!!
But, will it stop Romney? I know some who have issues with his former stand on the subject...
Romney has taken an interesting tack. Rather than lying or obfuscating about past positions, he admits he was once wrong on the issue.
Mel Martinez resigns——good.
Pro-lifers WON’T VOTE for Rooty-—excellent.
That’s probably the best thing to do. And, in all fairness, since he handled it that way I can see myself voting for him if he’s our candidate.
I grew up with parents who thought they were very progressive, with mom thinking NOW was the hottest thing going. So, I thought it wasn’t my right to tell another woman not to abort, regardless of my feeling that it’s wrong.
I am SO over that!
DUH! We got a bunch of rocket scientist running the party.Hopefully this will konk ole rooooties campaign in the head.God knows common sense is hard to come by these days.
As Rick Santorum just finished saying, "Let the record speak for itself." It will be entirely up to Romney to convince the pro-lifers that he is truly against abortion. I personally think he has straddled the fence on too many issues to convince them.
Neither will I. No Rudy Toot!
This is not rocket science.
I have my problems with Randy Terry, but I liked what he said about having Hillary elected if pro lifers don’t vote for pro abort Republican. He said something like, “So be it.”
If the pro abort New Yorker is nominated, they will not only have assured never losing the title of Stupid Party; they pretty much sign their own death warrant as a political force.
“Pro-Life Evangelicals Won’t Vote for Pro-Abortion Candidate for President”
Good for them. They shouldn’t. I am sick of all the pragma”cons” with there “anybody but Hillary” scare tactics.
Pay no attention.....we’ll all line-up like lemmings to stop Hillary.
I have never known one person in my entire long life who was “pro” abortion. Never.
You’re kidding right? I can give you names of present and former FReepers who think it’s just great.
Just in case.
***interesting expression. Reminds me of UIN republicans, who will vote for anyone with an R in front of the name, regardless of what it means.
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