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More voters support abortion ban (ABQ NM)
The Albuquerque Journal ^ | September 9, 2013 | James Monteleone

Posted on 09/09/2013 12:59:52 PM PDT by CedarDave

A slight majority of likely Albuquerque voters support a special election ballot initiative that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in the city, according to a Journal Poll.

The Journal Poll found that 54 percent of city voters would support the proposed late-term abortion ban that will be considered on a special election ballot this fall after supporters submitted more than 12,000 petition signatures of registered voters backing the measure.

About 39 percent of likely city voters said they would oppose the proposed ban.

Two percent of voters said their support “depends” on details of the ban; 5 percent were undecided, according to the poll.

Support for the proposed late-term abortion ban was strongest among Republican voters, 80 percent of whom said they supported the measure.

Democratic voters represent a plurality of the voters who have historically cast ballots in city elections, but Democrats were less unified than Republicans on the abortion issue. A slight majority – 56 percent – of Democrats polled opposed the ban, while 35 percent said they would support it.

The split among Democrats is driven by a large number of Hispanic voters who frequently have a religious background and support anti-abortion polices while voting Democratic on most other political issues, Brian Sanderoff, Journal pollster, said.

Support for the proposed abortion ban was bolstered by a large number of religious Hispanic voters who support anti-abortion policies but typically vote Democratic on other political issues.

(Excerpt) Read more at abqjournal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: abortion; albuquerque
Verifying 12,000 signatures on the petition took the process past the cut-off date for inclusion on the October city election ballot. If there is a mayoral runoff, it would be included on that ballot, otherwise they are looking at a mail-in election.
1 posted on 09/09/2013 12:59:52 PM PDT by CedarDave
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2 posted on 09/09/2013 1:01:23 PM PDT by CedarDave (Benghazi victim's mom: "Hillary doesn't give a damn about you.")
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THE GOSNELL TRAIL - The gift that just keeps giving:


3 posted on 09/09/2013 1:05:08 PM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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>a large number of religious Hispanic voters who support anti-abortion policies but typically vote Democratic on other political issues.

Smart money is on these democrat voters always pulling the democrat lever when the rats are offering them freebies. Their single issue against the democrat party isn’t enough to forgo the pork meals.


4 posted on 09/09/2013 1:05:19 PM PDT by soycd
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As could be expected, the ACLU will challenge the ban in court if it is adopted. I wonder if they supported Gosnell before and after discovery of his clinic of horrors.


5 posted on 09/09/2013 1:08:54 PM PDT by CedarDave (Benghazi victim's mom: "Hillary doesn't give a damn about you.")
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