Gallup Poll Shows 62 Percent Say Abortion a Factor in Their Presidential Vote
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A new Gallup poll shows abortion hasn't been a huge factor yet in the in the
presidential race, but 62 percent of Americans will use abortion as a factor when they consider which presidential
candidate to support.
Abortion is one issue on which John McCain and Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton have big differences.
The Gallup survey, conducted May 8-11, found 13 percent of voters say a presidential candidate must share their views
on abortion to get their vote.
Another 49 percent say abortion is one of many factors they will use to determine which candidate to support.
Only 37 percent say abortion is not a major issue and two percent said they have no opinion.
As has normally been the case, the abortion issue favors pro-life candidates as pro-life advocates are more likely to say
they will vote for a candidate based on their abortion position.
While just 11 percent of pro-abortion voters say a candidate must share their views, 15 percent of pro-life voters say the
same thing, giving pro-life candidates a four percent advantage.