Quinnipiac Poll: Majority Oppose Planned Parenthood Cuts
47% of poll respondents have a favorable opinion of Planned Parenthood while 38% have an unfavorable opinion. Keeping with those figures, 55% of voters oppose the proposed cutting of federal funding and 39% supported them.
The splits are more drastic along gender and party lines. Men oppose the funding cuts by a slim 45-49 margin, while women were against them by a much wider 34-60 margin.
Republicans support a cutoff 64% to 30%. Democrats opposed any cuts 11% to 82% and Independent voters were also opposed, 39% to 54%.
The poll also asked respondents about the legality of abortion. 19% of PA voters think that abortion should be legal in all cases and 35% think it should be legal in most cases. 26% favor outlawing abortion in most cases and 15% want it illegal in all cases. Altogether, that makes a 54-41 split.
This survey was conducted by Quinnipiac University using live interviewers calling land lines and cell phones. They contacted 1,085 registered Pennsylvania voters from August 7th to 18th. The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points.