As encouraging as these surveys are, one might legitimately worry about what "pro-life" means here. After all, we've all heard a politician begin a statement with "I'm personally pro-life, but..."
Fear not. A recent Rasmussen poll put the question differently, with excellent results:
The national survey finds nearly half, 48 percent, of Americans continue to believe abortions are too easy to obtain in the United States.By asking whether abortions are too easy or too difficult to obtain, Rasmussen has given us a more accurate picture of how people might vote, not just what people believe. And it's a very encouraging picture! The pro-life voters are there. It's now up to us to educate them and increase the number who say that abortion is a very important issue in the election. If we do that, we will be well on the way to making this the year of the pro-life woman.
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Women (53 percent) feel more strongly than men (42%) that abortions are too easy to get, which belies the notion abortion advocates promote that women support abortion more than men.
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The Rasmussen poll also found 61 percent of voters say abortion is at least somewhat important as an issue in terms of how they will vote in November, with 33% who say it is very important.