American voters oppose 69 – 23 percent, including 56 – 36 percent among Republicans, shutting down the federal government in the dispute over funding Planned Parenthood, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today.
By a smaller 52 – 41 percent, voters oppose cutting off federal funding to Planned Parenthood, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. There is a large gender gap as men support a fund cutoff 49 – 44 percent, while women oppose the cutoff 60 – 34 percent.
Opposition to the cutoff is 82 – 12 percent among Democrats and 56 – 37
percent among independent voters. Republicans support the cutoff 71 – 25 percent.
By a small 44 – 39 percent, with another large gender gap, American voters have a favorable opinion of Planned Parenthood. Women have a favorable opinion 50 – 35 percent, while men have an unfavorable opinion 43 – 38 percent.
Offered four options on abortion, American voter opinion is:
22 percent say abortion should be legal in all cases;
35 percent say abortion should be legal in most cases;
28 percent say abortion should be illegal in most cases;
12 percent say abortion should be illegal in all cases.
“While voter support for Planned Parenthood is tepid, most American voters, especially women and Democrats, don’t want to cut off federal funding,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
“And voters say 3-1, ‘Don’t shut down the federal government over this issue.’ Most Republicans oppose a shutdown.”