Skip to comments.Post-election poll shows how abortion issue impacted voters
Posted on 11/27/2020 5:10:50 PM PST by Morgana
A post-election poll of voters in the 2020 election shows that the issue of abortion played a key role in the election, leaning in favor of pro-life candidates, according to a press release from National Right to Life (NRLC). The poll was conducted by McLaughlin & Associates.
Nationally, 23% of voters said the issue of abortion affected how they voted, and said they voted for pro-life candidates. In comparison, only 18% of voters who said abortion affected their vote voted for pro-abortion candidates. This gave pro-life candidates a five percent advantage.
According to NRLC, in states in which the organization’s political committees were most active, 27% of voters said the issue of abortion caused them to vote for pro-life candidates, compared to only 16% of voters who said the issue caused them to vote for pro-abortion candidates.
These numbers show the issue of abortion played a large role in pro-lifers’ decisions on how to vote in 2020. According to NRLC, 71% of candidates supported by the organization won their races. “Despite being vastly outspent by pro-abortion organizations such as Planned Parenthood and EMILY’s List, pro-life candidates won […] by significant margins,” said NRLC.
Part of these pro-life wins included the election of 17 pro-life women to Congress. Nine of them flipped seats that were previously held by pro-abortion incumbents, according to the Susan B. Anthony List. This new influx brings the total number of pro-life women in congress to 27.
According to Secular Pro-Life, there were 14 federal races won by pro-life candidates by a difference of fewer than five points. “[I]n other words,” said the group, “those where single-issue pro-life voters likely decided the election….”
Pro-life advertising seems to have paid off in this election, with about one-third of voters saying they remembered hearing or receiving pro-life information or advertising in the days leading up to the election, including from NRLC, Susan B. Anthony List, Americans United for Life, and Women Speak Out PAC.
But, of the 23%, how many will not vote again until NOV ‘24? Too many.
How many will skip the primaries in Spring ‘22? Almost 80%.
It is important to publicize this, because socially liberal Republicans always claim the Right to Life agenda costs Republican candidates votes, and that is false.
Source the figures you claim are accurate.
Which to me proves even more that the radical pro-abortion Biden/Harris ticket couldn’t have possibly won all those votes legally! It makes NO sense.
If this stolen election is not fixed, it is the last election. There will be no country.
Why not? I found this article kind of depressing, only 23% of voters they polled said they cared about abortion.
College libraries are filled with political science books, studying the electorate. Few of them are studies of non-voters ... who they are, what they believe.
And polls. First question is “are you likely to vote in the upcoming election?”
The survey ends for respondents answering “no”. Polls of non-voters are very rare.
... to be continued
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