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Quinnipiac Poll: Majority Oppose Planned Parenthood Cuts

planned-parenthood-logoPennsylvania are standing behind Planned Parenthood, but not without some ambivalence.

Results from a Quinnipiac Poll released on Monday show that by a decent margin, Pennsylvania voters have a favorable opinion of Planned Parenthood and oppose the efforts to end its federal funding.

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.

22 Responses

  1. Unsanctioned R, I know it’s hard for you to follow along, but can you please point to where I said I had not seen the full video. I think not.

  2. Anyone who hasn’t seen the video evidence can’t be trusted with an opinion on this topic.

  3. Unsanctioned R says:
    August 26, 2015 at 8:39 pm
    “can you please point to where I accused the subjects of this investigation of breaking the law.”

    Well, the conversation happened in the comments thread for a story About the Pennsylvania DOH into the Pennsylvania PP, on a website that exclusively covers Pennsylvania. If you weren’t commenting on that story, you really should have been more clear. But that’s water under the bridge; if you’re agreeing that the PA Planned Parenthood has behaved legally, I’m happy with that agreement on basic facts. I’m willing to wait six months or a year until the current wave of state by state vindication (five for five, so far) has worked its way nationwide before declaring victory. I think they will be, but anyone on the internet comments section who claims to know the outcome of legal proceedings that having even started yet is a crank.

  4. Matt, I know it’s hard for you to follow along, but can you please point to where I accused the subjects of this investigation of breaking the law. I think not. This story is beyond the narrow scope of the limited finding which is the subject of the headline.

  5. Unsanctioned R says:
    August 24, 2015 at 2:15 pm
    “’Cleared of’??? You say some oddball things, Matt”

    I’m quoting this news article, titled “DOH: Planned Parenthood Cleared of Any Wrongdoing.” I know you saw it, you posted the exact same talking points there that you did here. But I’m *sure* you’re independent investigation was much more thorough than any of the five different states (PA, GA, ID, MA, and SD).

  6. Pam-

    Women choose to have abortions and go to PP. They aren’t lured in off the streets nor encouraged with flashy advertising.

    The rest is simple/standard medical procedure. If you find it gross, then avoid a career in medicine.

  7. I think your math is a little off. 39% + 19% = 58% in favor of abortion being legal in most or all cases. 26% +15% = 41% in favor of making abortion illegal in most or all cases.

  8. David Diano is delusional – but then, as a wise man once said, “The world wants to be deceived.” If he had seen or read the transcripts of all eight CMP videos – UNEDITED – he most certainly couldn’t deny the FACT of the heartless butchery perpetrated by PP “doctors”. It’s sickening to see “Dr.” Mengele reincarnated in the guise of these callous greedy “procurers”. Mengele claimed to be working for the betterment of mankind too.

  9. There’s video evidence…and clearly you haven’t been watching the linked videos either, so I’ll forgive your ignorance.

    PP is running scared.

  10. Unsanctioned R-

    1) You have no evidence that PP is aware of gender abortions and women are not required to give a reason.

    2) You have no evidence that any fetus was donated to medical research without consent (and considering they are medical waste, research is better than the trash can anyway).

    3) Gatter didn’t alter any procedures. She explained what procedures would produce which results for research specimens and said she would ask the surgeon. She didn’t make any medical decisions.

  11. They should be in jail for altering abortion procedures– risking the health of mothers–to get better specimens. Same goes for aborting illegally for gender and for selling fetuses without consent.

    PP has the bonus of multiple frauds as well. It’s a corrupt and criminal enterprise.

  12. As someone who works in the women’s healthcare field, my feeling is that these videos have basically done one thing:shown the public that abortion isn’t pretty. No one ever said it was. But Planned Parenthood and the medical research scientists should be praised, (not criticized and threatened), for trying to make an abortion have some silver lining.

  13. Don’t worry Luke, this will play out in the court in time and will be even tougher to ignore by the media.

  14. Luke-

    The fair reporting on the unedited videos, especially by neutral fact check sites, concluded that nothing remotely illegal happened (other than the fraud crimes of the video makers).

    Planned Parenthood should get more money to defend itself against these propaganda videos.

  15. If more people were to watch the videos or at the very least if the “mainstream” media fairly and accurately reported on the content, these polls would be different. Furthermore, if the pollster clearly stated that the funding would be redirected to other community clinics (and not merely cut…btw the recent Senate bill redirects the funds not just cuts), the results would be different.
    If you have not seen the videos please do so. Your mind and heart may be changed if you are open to it.

  16. Unsanctioned R-
    “We’re two months into a two-year story”

    If by “two year story” you mean the two years that the video fakers spent making this, then you are going to be very disappointed as how short this is going to be.

    After two years, this is the best they had, and had to edit it heavily to produce “shock” value. The unedited clips provide no wrong doing. If these guys had something significant, they would have produced it.

    As it is, they are facing serious fraud charges, falsifying IRS documents for their PAC, and probably criminal trespass into secure area through the deception of their fake ids/credentials.

  17. “Cleared of”??? You say some oddball things, Matt.

    We’re two months into a two-year story. Stay tuned.

  18. Oooooh, but I’m sure that will change when Unsanctioned R’s prophetic visions, of convictions for crimes PP was already cleared of, comes true.

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