Skip to comments.Liberal media's abortion distraction
Posted on 08/30/2012 7:37:14 AM PDT by Perseverando
Larry Elder flays 'Obama-embracing/Republican-hating left-wing 'journalists''
Abortion, according to a recent Rasmussen poll, fails to make the cut among the top 10 issues important to voters.
Yet, because of the GOP opposition to abortion, the mainscream media insist that Republicans suffer from a voter gender gap, with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney down 8 percentage points among women. Fifty percent of men support Romney, but only 42 percent of women do so.
Funny, just two years ago in the 2010 off-year elections, Republicans took the female vote for the first time in nearly 30 years. There are big differences in the way married women vote versus unmarried women. Married women vote Republican, as do their husbands.
Non-married women are more likely dependent on government either through welfare, Social Security, Medicare or some other social safety net. Their reliance on government makes them vote for the party that promises to save the social safety net rather than the party that attacks the size and scope of government. They vote Democratic, but it is not because of their ovaries.
On the supposed womens issue of abortion, polls show them evenly split, with a recent Gallup poll finding 44 percent of women describe themselves as pro-choice versus 46 percent who call themselves pro-life. Furthermore, a majority of Americans not only oppose third-trimester abortions, but also second-trimester abortions which is a more restrictive position than Roe v. Wade.
The 2012 GOP platform abortion plank provides no exception for rape or incest. But neither did the 2000, 2004 or 2008 Republican Party platforms. This is simply offensive to many in the media. The Todd Akin gaffe presented them an irresistible opportunity to switch topics from the economy to something far more manageable attacking Republicans on social issues. A 1985 Los Angeles Times poll
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