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Still More Evidence That Abortion Sentiments Haven’t Changed

Last month TDS featured a lot of analysis (here, here, here, here and here) on the whole question of whether new polls from Pew and Gallup showed some sort of major shift in public opinion towards opposition to legalized abortion. The polls got a lot of hype from conservatives in the context of the President’s speech at Notre Dame, and the Sotomayor nomination.
Our last post on the subject was from Emory University’s Alan Abramowitz, who addressed the specific question of whether Democrats could successfully appeal to voters with anti-abortion sentiments (doesn’t much look like it, he concluded).
Now Abramowitz has another post up at pollster.com factoring in a new poll from AP, and summarizing the overwhelming evidence that public opinion is stable on abortion, and continues to lean towards the pro-choice position. Check it out.

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