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September 26, 2012

Abortion and the Election

by Rev. A. J. Iovine

It’s funny — many political “insiders” claim that the only way Mitt Romney can win the White House is to talk about fiscal issues, about taxes, about wasteful spending. They’ve convinced him never to mention social issues.

So this may come as a surprise to Gov. Romney’s camp:

President Obama’s support for abortion and taxpayer funded birth control could kill his chances to win swing voters in Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin and Florida, and possibly his reelection, according to a new poll.

Likely voters by a 49 percent to 25 percent margin, or two-to-one, say they are less likely to vote for Obama because he included taxpayer funding of abortion in Obamacare. A whopping 54 percent are less likely to back him due to his vote against a law to give equal treatment to babies born alive after a failed abortion. And 69 percent reject the administration’s mandate that forces faith-based institutions to provide insurance that covers birth control.

Wow. People will actually vote on social issues. 

Many voters, especially religious ones, tend to support candidates who support their position on social issues — abortion, same-sex marriage, helping the poor, etc. But inside-the-Beltway politicos think that social issues turn people off … but this poll shows that when candidates turn off their positions on social issues, more voters get turned off on them.

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