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New Stanek poll: Does a protracted, painful execution bother you?

I have a new poll question up:

Does a protracted, painful execution during the death penalty process bother you?

Executions have allegedly gone awry three times this year. In Arizona it took two hours for Joseph Wood to die by lethal injection. There have also been complaints about the  executions of Dennis McGuire in Ohio and Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma.

Does news like this bother you? See the poll on the right side of the home page.

For the previous poll question you overwhelmingly swung in favor of the pragmatic, the known…

New Stanek poll question: Which one of these would you save?

I have a new poll question up. It’s one of those abstract questions I’ve been asked, but it does test theory against reality:

If in one hand I was holding an embryo in a petri dish, and in the other a newborn, and could only save one, I would…

Vote in the poll on the right lower side of the home page.

The previous poll question was in response to threats (idle, as it turns out, unsurprisingly) by abortion zealots in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 9-0 decision to overturn Massachusetts’ buffer zone law.

And pro-lifers by-and-large said, “Bring it on”…

New Stanek poll: How often does your pastor preach against abortion?

I have a new poll question up:

How often does your pastor preach against abortion annually?

Most pro-lifers I know complain their pastor doesn’t talk about the abortion issue enough. So how often is that? Vote on the lower right side of the home page.

(Is your pastor resistant? Have him/her read what Franklin Graham thinks.)

In the last poll, 90% thought Emily Letts’ “abortion video” damaged the pro-abortion brand…

Gallup poll: 47% pro-choice, 46% pro-life; 50% want restrictions

Gallup has just released it annual survey on the abortion question. This year 47% of Americans said they considered themselves pro-choice, and 46% pro-life:

Gallup 2014 abortion poll

In 1995, 56% of the public considered themselves pro-choice and only 33% pro-life. But the lines slowly drew closer until 2009, when for the first time a majority of Americans (51%) said they were pro-life. Since then, six of 10 Gallup polls have come down on the pro-life side. One poll showed a tie.

How various demographics shook out:

Politico poll: 80% of voters in competitive states want abortion restricted

Pro-life baby on American flagAs is customary for a mainstream media outlet, Politico spun the results of its new poll question on abortion pretty much 180 degrees:

When it comes to abortion rights, however, midterm voters are more aligned with Democrats than with Republicans: 54 percent say they support the right to an abortion either with no restrictions (19 percent) or some restrictions (35 percent).

Forty-five percent said there should be either a near-total abortion ban with some exceptions (34 percent) or a total ban on the procedure (11 percent).

Without looking at the numbers, a pro-lifer’s heart might sink by that news. But indeed, check out those numbers:

New Stanek poll: Does Emily Letts’ abortion video help or hurt the pro-choice movement?

I have a new poll question up:

Do you think Emily Letts’ “abortion video” helps or hurts the pro-choice movement?

Vote on the lower right side of the home page.

Regarding the last poll, the middle top vote getter would seemingly fall into the category, “Which of these things is not like the others?” don’t you think?

New Stanek poll: My pick for 2016 GOP presidential nominee is…

imageI have a new poll question up:

My pick for 2016 Republican presidential nominee is…

Yes, it’s early! But the field is vastly populated with hopefuls, and it’s not too soon for pro-life voices to be heard.

Choices in alpha order are: John Bolton, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Rick Santorum, and Scott Walker.

Vote on the lower right side of the home page, but make comments here, not there.

Our previous poll question and responses were:

New CNN poll: Most Americans don’t like or want to pay for abortion

A new CNN poll has found that more than half of Americans believe abortion should be restricted, and a majority of Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortions. According to CNN, 27% of those surveyed said abortion should be legal in all circumstances, while 13% said the practice should be legal in most circumstances. However, 38% […]

New Stanek poll: Will the Obamacare website be fixed by November 30, as promised?

imageEveryone knows what a debacle the Obamacare website rollout was on October 1.

This was just one small part of the catastrophe. Everyone also knows President Obamacare has now admitted welching on his oft-stated promise, “If you like your plan you can keep it.” At least five million people have thus far lost their insurance thanks to Obamacare.

New Stanek poll: Should parents “fix” preborns with Down syndrome if possible?

imageI have a new poll question up:

Researchers have found a way to “shut off” the extra chromosome leading to Down syndrome. If in the future parents can avert DS, do you think they should?

Our last poll question was:

Huffington Post: 59% support 20-week abortion ban

SUNDAYAGE-AGEWhen even the Huffington Post turns against you, where is an abortion supporter to go? From HuffPo, today:

Most Americans would favor sweeping new national restrictions on abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. But the poll also shows many Americans remain conflicted in their views on abortion.

By a margin of 59% to 30%, respondents to the new poll said they would favor a federal law banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Noted David Freddoso at ConservativeIntel.com:

New Stanek poll: Will we finally see an abortion-free state in 2013?

Poll 2.pngI have a new poll question up:

The fate of at least 3 abortion clinics that are the sole providers in their state hangs in the balance. Will we finally see an abortion-free state in 2013?

Those states are Alabama, Mississippi, and North Dakota.

What do you think?

Our last poll question was:

New Stanek poll: Is it fair to equate abortion with slavery?

Poll 2.pngI have a new poll question up:

Is it fair to equate abortion with slavery?

Virginia Democrats are attacking Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli for comments he made last year connecting the two, this on the heels of Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser doing the same at CPAC.

Cuccinelli was spot on:

Infographic: What we think about abortion

2013-03-12_0727I received an infographic, “What we think about abortion,” from a person working for healthcare-administration-degree.net.

The ultimate goal in emailing me was to promote that degree program, which I coincidentally do think is a good career path for pro-life college students to consider, particularly in these times.

But I thought the infographic was well done and worth posting. It is as fair and balanced as the poll questions dictate.

HAD’s answer to question, “Why the difference?” was intriguing, although I think many people who say they believe abortion should be legal in most or all cases would find they actually oppose the legality of many more abortions than they realize if asked about specifics – gender-selective abortions, abortions as primary birth control, late-term abortions, abortions when babies can feel pain, etc.

Click to enlarge…

New Stanek poll: Are you willing to commit acts of civil disobedience?

Poll 2.pngMy new poll question comes via Priests for Life:

Are you willing to commit acts of civil disobedience in response to unjust laws?

We already know the Obama administration is trying to force those opposed to abortion based on their religious beliefs to buckle and fund it. The Christian owners of Hobby Lobby have already answered the poll question in the affirmative. Where do you stand?

Last week’s question was:

New Stanek poll: Do you prefer “pro-life” or “anti-abortion”?

I have a new poll question up: There is growing sentiment the term “pro-life” has become corrupted & absconded by the other side. Should we start using “anti-abortion”? This is in line with the success of other “anti” campaigns, such as anti-drunk driving, anti-smoking, anti-meat, anti-fur, anti-slavery, etc. Vote on the lower right side of […]

New Stanek poll: Does Obama’s reelection signal “the end of a civilization”?

Poll 2.pngI have a new poll question up:

Do you agree with Michael Voris that Obama’s reelection “signals the end of a civilization,” or is he overreacting?

Vote on the lower right side of the home page.

Obviously, pro-lifers greatly miscalculated on the last poll question:

New Stanek poll: Who will win the presidency on Election Day?

Poll 2.pngI have a new poll question up, in keeping with the latest flak over abortion:

Who will win the presidency on Election Day?

Vote on the lower right side of the home page.

The last poll was interesting. I separated out responses so pro-life thinking on the rape/incest question wouldn’t be skewed.

The overwhelming majority of pro-lifers, at least visiting this blog, believe there should be no rape/incest exception.

This election season has only brought that question more to the fore. One surprise has been learning how woefully inept many of our pro-life politicians are at responding to a basic question they should have anticipated and had in their talking points handbag.

While I appreciate their stance, the other half of holding this belief is articulating it well, so as to fend off unnecessary attacks and also persuade the masses. This is obviously an issue for pro-lifer leaders to return to after the election.

Poll: Abortion advocacy hurts Obama in swing states

Up on Drudge now is a link to a Washington Examiner story reporting the results of a new Susan B. Anthony List’s poll, which are:

ABC poll: Obama popularity “dips underwater… decline entirely among women”

I’ve reported several times in recent months that Barack Obama’s favorability among female voters has only slipped since he, Democrats, and liberal feminists launched their “Republican war on women” campaign earlier this year, despite rosy reports you may read to the contrary. From ABC News, September 4:

Akin regains lead as social conservatives stand by him

If Todd Akin pulls this off, it will be more than he who is vindicated. It was also be the pro-life community.

After supposedly suffering a nine point drop following his infamous rape remark, to fall behind Claire McKaskill 49-44%, could it be that Akin has already recovered? Yes, according to a new poll commissioned by Family Research Council.

If Akin regains his foothold, it will put knee-jerk Republicans in a deservedly tough spot. Two days ago RNC Chairman Reince Priebus insanely declared, “He can be tied, we’re not gonna send him a penny.” Priebus, pictured right, has said he believes life begins at conception, although he must also believe babies whose fathers are rapists can nevertheless be murdered.

Seriously, are Republicans so afraid of feminists, and so afraid of defending the pro-life issue, that they’ll throw themselves under the same bus they threw Akin?

Reported Politico, yesterday:

New Stanek poll: Do you think abortion should be legal for rape or incest?

Poll 2.pngI have a new poll question up, in keeping with the latest flak over abortion:

Do you think abortion should be legal in cases of rape or incest?

Vote on the lower right side of the home page.

The last poll was revealing. Obviously and sadly, abortion permeates or culture….

New Stanek poll: Do you know someone who has had an abortion?

Poll 2.pngI saw a poll question at Abortioneers I thought was a good one:

Do you know someone who has had an abortion?

Vote on the lower right side of the home page.

Sadly, the response there was 100% for “Yes,” albeit only 16 votes. I still thought this was telling. How many people support abortion simply because they know someone – or have been someone- who got one?

So we know now Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan as his running mate. But only 11.4% of you got the right answer! And somehow I think Kelly Ayotte fans skewed the poll a tad…

New Stanek poll: Who should Romney choose as his running mate?

Poll 2.pngI have a new poll question up:

Who would you like to see Mitt Romney pick as his running mate?

Vote on the lower right side of the home page.

Obviously, no one in the world guessed Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts would be the deciding vote in favor of Obamacare. And only 11% of you thought the court would decide as it did…

In light of unfavorable Gallup poll, Planned Parenthood CEO declares pro-life/pro-choice terms “irrelevant”

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program on May 30 to tout her group’s new anti-Romney ad. But the conversation veered onto other interesting topics, as I wrote in my previous post.

One of those topics was the May 31 Gallup poll that found the number of Americans considering themselves “pro-choice” at a record low of 41%.

Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski broached that topic with Richards and got this eye-rolling response:

Breaking, Gallup: “Pro-choice” Americans at record low – 41%

Fabulous news from Gallup, today:

The 41% of Americans who now identify themselves as “pro-choice” is down from 47% last July and is one percentage point below the previous record low in Gallup trends, recorded in May 2009. Fifty percent now call themselves “pro-life,” one point shy of the record high, also from May 2009.

So while the number of Americans considering themselves pro-life has remained steady since 2009, the number calling themselves pro-choice has dived. Click to enlarge:

Continuing on with Gallup story:

Time Top 100: Cecile Richards loses poll, Cardinal Dolan wins

UPDATE 4/7, 7:25a: Despite last minute efforts by abortion proponents to prop Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards and sink Cardinal Timothy Dolan, pro-lifers won the day in the poll to choose Time magazine’s Top 100 for 2012. Both were among the top vote getters, scoring more votes than Lady Gaga and Barack Obama. Dolan coming in at #16, and Richards at #17. Good job…

4/4, 7:44p: Time magazine is conducting a poll through tomorrow of nominees for its Top 100 most influential people in the world.

New Stanek poll: How will the Supreme Court rule on Obamacare?

Poll 2.pngI have a new poll question up:

How do you think the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on Obamacare?

Politico posted a piece today detailing six ways the Supremes might go. I have listed those as options in the poll on the lower right side of the home page.

The majority of you got the last question right: “How many states do you think are down to one abortion clinic?”

New Stanek poll: How many states are down to one abortion clinic?

I have a new poll question up that will test your pro-life knowledge: How many states do you think are down to one abortion clinic? Vote on the lower right side of the home page. The majority of you were probably wrong on the previous poll, although to be fair I asked the question before […]

New Stanek poll: Which GOP presidential candidate will be next to drop?

According to news reports, Rick Perry will drop out of the GOP race for president this morning. So you have gotten it right three times now. Who will be next? I have a new poll question up: You’re now 3 for 3, having picked right on Bachmann, Huntsman, and Perry. So who do you think […]

New Stanek poll: Which GOP presidential candidate will be the next to drop?

I have a new poll question up: You picked right on Bachmann and Huntsman. Now, who do you think will be the next GOP presidential candidate to drop from the race? Yes, Jon Huntsman, as you predicted, dropped from the race yesterday. So who do you predict next will be winnowed out? Vote on the […]

New Stanek poll: Which GOP presidential candidate will be the next to drop?

UPDATE, 11:55a: Well, that was quick. Despite her pre-Caucus protests, Michele Bachmann has suspended her campaign in the wake of her poor showing in Iowa yesterday. I’m posting a new poll with her name omitted. Congrats to the 20 of you who got it right on this short-lived poll! 9:34a: The Iowa Caucus results are […]

New Stanek poll: Which GOP presidential candidate has gotten the biggest boost from the debates so far?

I have a new poll question up: There have been 13 Republican presidential debates since May. The last debate before the January 3 Iowa caucus was just held. Which of the candidates left standing do you think got the biggest boost from these debates overall? Vote on the lower right side of the home page. […]

New Stanek poll: Which would be the more persuasive pro-life Super Bowl ad, graphic or nongraphic?

I have a new poll question up: Which type of pro-life Super Bowl television ad would be more persuasive, in your opinion? There are 2 options listed: “Graphic” and “Nongraphic.” Vote on the lower right side of the home page. Here were the results of my previous poll about Father Pavone and Bishop Zurek, not […]

New Stanek poll: What are your thoughts on the situation between Bishop Zurek and Father Pavone?

I have a new poll question up: Regarding the situation between Bishop Patrick Zurek and Father Frank Pavone, which also involves Priests for Life, complete the following sentence: “The evidence I have seen leads me to think…” There are 10 options listed, three for Catholics, three for Protestants, three for secularists, and one for all.

New Stanek poll: Do you think abortion is a state issue or federal issue?

I have a new poll question up: Texas Gov. and GOP pro-life presidential candidate Rick Perry said this week he thought the 10th Amendment mandated that the legality of abortion be decided at the state level. Do you agree, or do you think it should be decided in the federal courts and/or with a constitutional […]

New Stanek poll: Do you view contraception as a pro-life issue?

I have a new poll question up: Do you view contraception as a pro-life issue? Vote on the lower right side of the home page. On the previous poll a majority of you, 36.6%, thought the first thing that has to happen before stopping abortion is to change public opinion. Praying came 2nd, which is […]

New Stanek poll: What has to happen first for the pro-life movement to achieve its goal?

I have a new poll question up, and it is another one that was posed by Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life to pro-life leaders a few months back: Which of the following has to happen first for the pro-life movement to achieve its goal of stopping abortion? View 10 choices in the poll […]

New Stanek poll: From the current crop of Republican presidential candidates, who would you vote for?

I have a new poll question up: From the current crop of Republican presidential candidates, which one would you vote for? Vote on the lower right side of the home page. Regarding the last poll, a majority of you, 54.5%, are pro-death penalty, at least for Osama bin Laden…

New Gallup poll on abortion: Those perceived as most aggressive lose?

Click all graphics to enlarge… The pendulum has swung back. For the last 2 years Gallup’s annual poll asking the question, “With respect to the abortion issue, would you consider yourself to be pro-choice or pro-life?” swayed our way. This year it didn’t. What does it mean?

New Stanek poll: Do you condone the assassination of Osama bin Laden, even if he was unarmed?

I have a new poll question up: Do you approve of the assassination of Osama bin Laden, even if he was unarmed? Vote on the lower right side of the home page. The previous poll question is now a mute point. We know the government did not shut down over a showdown on defunding Planned […]

New Stanek poll: Would you support a government shutdown over defunding Planned Parenthood?

I have a new poll question up: Would you support a government shutdown over a budget stalemate on defunding Planned Parenthood? Vote on the lower right side of the home page. The previous poll question got a big, lopsided response opposing pro-life pickets of pro-abort luminaries. I voted in the minority….

New Stanek poll: Should pro-lifers picket funerals of pro-abortion politicians, luminaries?

I have a new poll question up, and it’s a good one: Westboro Baptist Church picketed the funeral of Elizabeth Edwards in part because she condoned homosexuality. Would you support pro-lifers picketing funerals of pro-abortion politicians and luminaries, such as activists and movie stars? Vote on the lower right side of the home page. We […]

Deadline passes: Abortion poll couple chooses life

December 7 was the drop dead date now infamous couple Pete and Alisha Arnold originally set for their poll asking the public to decide whether or not they should abort their baby. They said they needed to know one way or the other by December 9, the last day they could legally abort in Minnesota […]

Shock: Planned Parenthood poll finds people love it and hate Sarah Palin

Yesterday Politico ran a story, entitled, “Poll: Sarah Palin not trustworthy on abortion,” a factoid it reiterated even before getting to the story with its photo caption… But the more accurate title would have been, “Poll commissioned by United States’ largest abortion provider and conducted by Democrat poll company: Sarah Palin not trustworthy on abortion.” […]

Husband says abortion vote a hoax, wife says not; meanwhile she’s been aborted from job

Read my previous posts here and here. Well, no wonder the true intentions of the couple putting their preborn baby’s life up for a vote  were difficult to decipher. Turns out Pete Arnold is pro-life and his wife Alisha is pro-abortion. (Baby boy “Wiggles” is pictured right, waving at the camera at his 17-wk check-up […]

New Stanek poll: Will Democrats pass two pieces of anti-life legislation during the Lame Duck session?

Here’s my new poll question: Do you think Democrats will fulfill their threat to pass two pieces of anti-life legislation during the Lame Duck session, while they still control both houses of Congress? (They are: 1) permanent ban against any president instituting the Mexico City policy; and 2) force all military hospitals to commit abortions.) […]

New Stanek poll: How many seats do you think House Republicans will pick up?

Here’s my new poll question: How many seats do you think House Republicans will pick up on Election Day? Vote on the lower right side of the home page. Here were the results of my previous poll question. No real surprises, given the assumed demographics of my site, other than the relatively high percentage of […]

New Stanek poll: Do you plan to vote in 2010 or sit this one out?

Here’s my new poll question: What are your voting plans for the 2010 elections? Based on your party affiliation, let us know whether you’re going to let your political voice be heard or sit this one out. Vote on the lower right side of the home page. Here were the results of my previous poll […]

New Stanek poll: Which party will control US House/Senate the morning after Election Day?

Related to my September 25/26 weekend question, I have a new poll question up: The morning after Election Day, how will the political landscape look? Your options are split, so you can give 2 answers. Which party do you think will rule the US Senate and the US House on November 3? Vote on the […]

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1219-phil-robertson-2There are about 90 to 100 million of us who claim Jesus. The problem is only half of you register to vote and out of the half of you that registers to vote, only half of that group actually goes and votes….

Therefore, when you’re looking up there and griping and complaining about what you see in Washington, D.C., you might as well shut up. The reason they’re there is we’re putting them there. If you don’t get anything else out of this, remember this — register to vote for crying out loud…

If the dude or woman is for ripping human fetuses out of their mother’s womb, don’t ever vote for that. Don’t ever say ‘yes’ to that. It’s terrible.

~ Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson admonishing Christians to register to vote and NOT to vote for pro-abortion politicians, The Times, September 15

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