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More PA Men Than Women Oppose Pre-Abortion Ultrasound

This just in from the pollsters at Quinnipiac University: "There is a reverse gender gap as voters oppose 48 - 42 percent legislation that would require a woman seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound at least 24 hours before the procedure. Men oppose the measure 51 - 39 percent, while women are divided 45 - 45 percent. Voters with a college degree are opposed 57 - 35 percent while voters without a degree are divided 45 - 44 percent. "Voters oppose trans-vaginal ultrasounds 64 - 23 percent, with men opposed 67 - 18 percent and women opposed 61 - 28 percent. "A total of 54 percent of voters say abortion should be legal in all or most cases while 37 percent say it should be illegal in all or most cases. " ' A plurality of Pennsylvania voters oppose requiring pregnant women seeking abortions to get ultrasounds 24 hours before an abortion, with men opposing the measure in greater numbers,' said [Tim] Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. said. "'Voters, men and women, are strongly opposed - almost 3-1 - to requiring women to undergo trans-vaginal ultrasounds.'" From March 7 - 12, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,256 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

More PA Men Than Women Oppose Pre-Abortion Ultrasound

This just in from the pollsters at Quinnipiac University:

"There is a reverse gender gap as voters oppose 48 - 42 percent legislation that would require a woman seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound at least 24 hours before the procedure. Men oppose the measure 51 - 39 percent, while women are divided 45 - 45 percent. Voters with a college degree are opposed 57 - 35 percent while voters without a degree are divided 45 - 44 percent.

"Voters oppose trans-vaginal ultrasounds 64 - 23 percent, with men opposed 67 - 18 percent and women opposed 61 - 28 percent.

"A total of 54 percent of voters say abortion should be legal in all or most cases while 37 percent say it should be illegal in all or most cases.

" ' A plurality of Pennsylvania voters oppose requiring pregnant women seeking abortions to get ultrasounds 24 hours before an abortion, with men opposing the measure in greater numbers,' said [Tim] Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. said.

"'Voters, men and women, are strongly opposed - almost 3-1 - to requiring women to undergo trans-vaginal ultrasounds.'"

From March 7 - 12, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,256 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.
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