More about abortion

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It has been pointed out that the wording of the GSS question, “abortion for any reason,” causes more people to answer “no.”

In a 2012 Gallup Poll asking if people would like to see Roe v. Wade overturned, 53% said “no” and only 29% said “yes.” The majority is comfortable with the status quo and doesn’t want change.

So overall, the strong anti-abortion position that Republicans are supposed to have in order to win the Republican Primary is a loser position in a national presidential election against a pro-choice Democrat.

Although there are commenters who like to insist that abortion isn’t really that important to who wins elections, I strongly disagree. The fact that there are a lot of single-issue voters on both sides of abortion is what prevents the Republican Party from dominating the white vote. Republicans should theoretically win in white states like Pennsylvania, but they don’t.

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