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Voters Put More Emphasis on Abortion As A Voting Issue

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Presidential front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have both had to do damage control recently following comments they made about abortion. Voters place more importance than ever on the issue, and most remain pro-choice.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 70% of Likely U.S. Voters say the issue of abortion is at least somewhat important to how they will vote in the next election. That includes 40% who say the issue is Very Important, up from 34% a year ago and the highest finding in regular tracking since 2010. Thirty percent (30%) don’t consider abortion an important voting issue, including 10% who say it’s Not At All Important to their vote. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 3-4, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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