New Stanek poll: Will Republicans filibuster Kagan's nomination? Will she be confirmed?

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Two part question: Do you think Republicans will filibuster the nomination of Elena Kagan to the US Supreme Court? Either way, do you think she'll ultimately be confirmed?

Regarding last week's question, the overwhelming majority of you are excited about the upcoming 2010 elections!...

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New Stanek poll: What's your attitude toward the 2010 elections?

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How would you describe your attitude toward the 2010 elections?

Regarding last week's question, by a 3:1 margin you thought President Obama should have commemorated our fallen soldiers on Memorial Day by attending services at Arlington National Cemetery...

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New Stanek poll: Should Obama have upheld presidential Memorial Day tradition at Arlington?

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Rather than carry on the usual presidential tradition of commemorating our fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, Commander in Chief Obama will have VP Biden take his place and instead attend a ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery near Chicago, all so he can take a weekend family vacation. Thoughts?

Interesting that the previous poll indicated more pro-choicers are part of the Tea Party movement than pro-lifers. The same goes for those not involved...

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Gallup's 2010 Values and Beliefs survey: Majority say abortion is immoral

I don't know if there's much to take from Gallup's 2010 Values and Beliefs survey except, perhaps, that 37-1/2 years after abortion was legalized and supposedly legitimized, followed by constant liberal cheers of approval, Gallup found the majority of Americans still believe it is morally wrong. And abortion remains one of the "four moral issues [that] sharply divide Americans."

But the major leap in opposition abortion took last year was apparently a blip. Click to enlarge...

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Why Americans are more anti-abortion pro-life

There's not much else to call the following post by Megan Carpentier at Jezebel other than stupid.

Trying to explain why a new Gallup poll shows the pro-life trend in America is the "new normal," Carpentier suggests the uptick is only due to Gallup suddenly referring to us anti-abortionists by the more friendly term, "pro-life":

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The problem is, of course, Gallup has been using the same phraseology since it began asking the question in 1995, as it stated last year when the phenomenon 1st emerged: "This is the first time a majority of U.S. adults have identified themselves as pro-life since Gallup began asking this question in 1995."...

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Breaking, new Gallup poll: "The new normal on abortion: Americans more 'pro-life'"

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Love Gallup's headline. And here are the results of its new annual poll on abortion (click to enlarge):

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According to Gallup...

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New Stanek poll: Are you part of the Tea Party movement?

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Are you part of the Tea Party movement (attended at least one rally, provided financial support, etc.)?

On the last poll, those thinking Republicans would succeed in repealing Obamacare slightly edged those who thought they'd give it their best shot but fail. A combined majority thought Republicans would at least try...

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New Stanek poll: Do you think the new healthcare law will ever be repealed?

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In the wake of passage of healthcare into law, the Republican rallying cry is, "Repeal and replace" - repeal the bill and replace it with something better. To do this will involve gaining the majority in the House, a 2/3 majority in the Senate, and ousting Obama as president, followed by the will to halt wheels already in motion. Realistically, do you think a repeal will ever happen?

The previous poll was a fun one...

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New Stanek poll: Name the baby

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Here's a fun one. Eric on Facebook is letting poll respondents choose the first name of his soon to be born baby boy. Which name would you pick for ________ Kal-El Sykes?

See Baby Boy Sykes' ultrasound photo above the poll question.

The previous poll question had to do with President Obama shaming the US Supreme Court during his State of the Union speech for a free speech decision he didn't like. At the time Justice Samuel Alito shook his head and mouthed, "not true," regarding Obama's portrayal of that decision. Readers here overwhelmingly took Alito's side...

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New Stanek poll: In the case of Obama v. Alito, I rule in favor of...

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In the case of Obama v. Alito, I rule in favor of...

The previous poll question was tough. No one can say s/he knows for sure who or what caused the Haitian earthquake. One answer I felt comfortable agreeing with was the last one. Here is what you thought...

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New abortion poll suggests "a weeding out process" of nonregenerating pro-aborts

UPDATE, 9:15p: Read also The Roe Effect on Wikipedia.

[HT: Facebook friend Christopher R.]

5:51p: The Charleston Daily Mail blog posted new abortion poll results on January 23 with a couple interesting observations. Click to enlarge...

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"... a weeding out process as women who favor abortion do not have as many children to raise to continue their beliefs" - Great analysis.

"... remarkable tolerance on one side" - Ow. Perhaps that's true, but I think it's more that the growing numbers we find in our camp are still reticent to impose their beliefs, having grown up with the "choice" mantra in their heads. Or it could indeed mean a large segment of pro-lifers aren't truly committed to stopping abortion. It's likely a combination of both.

New Stanek poll: What - or who - caused the Haitian earthquake?

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There have been a couple eyebrow-raising opinions on the genesis of the Haitian earthquake. What - or who - do you think caused it?

The previous poll demonstrated a vast difference of opinion between how President Obama thinks he did his first year and how you think he did, even among our International friends, who tend to poll more liberally here....

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New Stanek poll: What grade would you give Obama for his 1st year's job performance?

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President Barack Obama recently gave himself a B+ for his first year's job performance. What grade would you give him?

Those answering on my previous poll that socialized healthcare legislation would be passed in 2009 were wrong, thank goodness. It remains to be seen which of the other 2 answers are correct. Everyone I know prays it's #3...

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New Stanek poll: When do you think healthcare legislation will pass, if ever?

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When do you think healthcare legislation will pass?

Re: my last poll, almost half thought the US should send more troops to Afghanistan to fight our war against Islamic terrorism, this in response to Gen. Stanley McChrystal's request to President Obama over 3 months ago. Coincidentally, on December 1 Obama will finally announce his decision on McChrystal's request....

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New Stanek poll: Do you think Obama should send more troops to Afghanistan?

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The Life issue gets blurred when it comes to war. Do you think President Obama should send more troops to Afghanistan?

Re: my last poll, over 2/3 disagreed that John McCain would have been worse than Barack Obama as president. On its surface, I totally agree. But I think I worded the question poorly. I got it from O'Reilly, so I took it to mean as reader Michelle wrote me...

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New Stanek poll: "Do you think McCain would be a worse president than Obama?

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Do you agree with Glenn Beck that John McCain would be a worse president than Barack Obama?

[HT: Bill O'Reilly]

Here are the results of my previous poll. Almost 2/3 agreed...

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New Pew poll: "Support for abortion slips"

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From the Pew Research Center, today...

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New Stanek poll: For whom would you have voted in the FRC straw poll?

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The Family Research Council just completed a presidential straw poll at its Value Voters Summit. For whom would you have voted?

Here are the results of my previous poll. You overwhelmingly agreed...

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Rasmussen: 48% want abortion coverage banned in healthcare plan; only 13% want it mandated

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Rasmussen Reports, today:

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% believe any government-subsidized health care plan should be prohibited from covering abortion procedures. 13% believe such plans should be required to cover abortions, and 32% favor a more neutral approach with no requirements in either direction....

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New Stanek poll: "Will the Tea Party movement effect the 2010 elections?"

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Will the Tea Party movement effect the 2010 elections?

Here are the results of my previous poll. MSNBC won the distinct honor of being the least trusted news source. Combined, all left-leaning MSM outposts garnered about a little over 75% of the vote, while Fox, the lone right-of-center news agency, got a little under 25%....

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New Stanek poll: Which news agency do you trust the least?

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Which news agency do you trust the least?

Bill O'Reilly asked this question August 21, and I thought it was a good one. No surprise, I saw Bill didn't include Fox as 1 of the possible answers, so I did.

Here are the results of my previous poll. 3/4 of Americans were pessimistic; our International voters were slightly less so...

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New Stanek poll: Despite pro-life efforts, will forced abortion coverage remain in the healthcare plan?

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Despite pro-life protests, do you think mandated abortion coverage will be included in any nationalized healthcare plan Congress passes?

Here are the results of my previous poll. Fox News mopped up, with Bill O'Reilly taking 1st place, Brett Baier 2nd, and Shepard Smith 4th. Katie Couric... not one vote?...

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New Stanek poll: Who is America's most trusted newscaster?

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A Time magazine poll just named Jon Stewart "the most trusted newscaster in America." Who would you choose?

Here are the results of my previous poll. Given the anticipated ideology of the bulk of the readers on my blog, the #1 answer wasn't a surprise. But pro-lifers apparently didn't automatically pick human embryo experimentation as their #2 answer...

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National Women's Law Center's junkyard poll

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The Weekly Standard blog reported this July 9:

Time's Karen Tumulty concludes her latest column with some rather surprising figures:

On July 6, the National Women's Law Center released a poll of 1k likely voters conducted by the Mellman Group indicating that 71% favor including reproductive services such as birth control and abortion as part of health reform....

This is surprising because a slight majority of Americans think that abortion should be illegal, except in the cases of rape, incest, and to save the life of the mother....

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Another poll shows Americans shifting conservative, pro-life: What to do?

Scott Rasmussen made a startling statement on The O'Reilly Factor last night, that there are now more conservatives than Republicans and more Democrats than liberals. Verrry interesting and verrry strange.

This was a side detail on a new poll Rasmussen reported, showing, "Voters now trust Republicans more than Democrats on 8 out of 10 key electoral issues."

These are: the economy, national security and war on terror, war in Iraq, immigration, government ethics and corruption, taxes, social security, and abortion (click to enlarge):

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All of these simply are simply conservative solutions pitted against liberal solutions, and ours are slamming the competition's, encouraging news. (The losers? Health care and education.).....

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New Stanek poll: Which wrongs are worse?

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In the wake of revelations of SC Gov. Mark Sanford and NV Sen. John Ensign's affairs, a Gallup poll last month becomes more interesting. Of several potential moral wrongs listed, Americans ranked adultery as worst of all - 92%. Which TWO of the following do you consider the most morally reprehensible?

Here are the results of my previous poll. 3/4 of you do not consider pro-abort "common ground" propositions of comprehensive sex ed and widespread contraceptive distribution to be so...

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Gallup: "'Conservatives' are single-largest ideological group"

From Gallup, June 15:

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Reported the Washington Times, today...

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Late-term abortionist George Tiller's family has announced they will not reopen his clinic. What do you think should become of it?

[HT: reader Keith A.]

Here are the results of my previous poll. Over 3/4 of you thought the Supreme Court should interpret the Constitution as originally written...

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How do you think the Supreme Court should interpret the Constitution? Complete this sentence: "Justices should base rulings on...

Here are the results of my previous poll. The majority of you thought juries in the O. J. Simpson and George Tiller trials performed equally bad...

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Breaking News: Gallup poll shows more Americans pro-life than "pro-choice" for first time

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Pew poll: big drop in abortion support

The Obama effect? A Pew Poll released today showed a steep decline in abortion support:

The proportion saying that abortion should be legal in all or most cases has declined to 46% from 54% last August.

By his radical support of abortion, Obama has been giving the pro-life movement so many opportunities to raise important points. And the American people are apparently listening.

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Thanks to friend Michael N. for suggesting the new poll question:

Which jury performed worse?

Options are the 1995 O. J. Simpson jury or the 2009 George Tiller jury.

Here are the results of my previous poll. Having no idea whether liberals would take over the question, I'm happy to report 87% of you thought Notre Dame should rescind its invitation to President Abortion to speak at its commencement...

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I have a new poll question up:

Do you think Fr. John Jenkins, president of Notre Dame University, should disinvite President Barack Obama to be this year's commencement speaker?

Here are the results of my previous poll. Over 80% thought Obama stepped into the presidency and delivered exactly the agenda at exactly the speed you thought he would...

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I have a new poll question up:


Are you at all surprised at the scope and speed by which President Obama is enacting his liberal agenda?


Here are the results of my previous poll. That's great that over 60% of you have contacted your elected official(s) within the last month...

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I have a new poll question up:


How recently have you contacted an elected official about a pro-life or pro-abortion issue?


Here are the results of last week's poll, almost evenly divided....

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I have a new poll question up:

Published donor lists have been recently scrutinized in CA for Prop 8 backlash. In the fight over abortion, which do you think does a better job utilizing donor lists against adversaries?

Here are the results of my previous poll. 65% of respondents thought Obama was most comparable to Lincoln, indicating the poll was overrun by liberals....

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I have a new poll question up:

Barack Obama has been compared to several past presidents. Who do you think he most emulates? You can choose up to two.

Here are the results of my previous poll. By over a 2-1 margin, you voted you do not want President Obama to succeed....

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Bill O'Reilly asked a great poll question this week, and I thought I'd ask it here:

Are you rooting for Barack Obama to succeed?

Congratulations to Sarah Palin for polling as the 2008 Pro-lifer of the Year in last week's poll, and congrats as well to 2nd place winner, David Bereit! Here was the vote tally...

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The new poll question is up:

Who do you think should be named the 2008 Pro-Lifer of the Year?

Thanks for reader suggestions for nominees.

Here were responses to the previous poll question...

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The new poll question is up:

Atlas Sports Genetics now offers genetics testing of children to determine whether or not they have an aptitude for sports. Do you think this is a good idea?

This could have served as a weekend question. Examiner.com, December 6, explained the dilemma:

For $149, Atlas Sports Genetics [in Boulder, CO] will send a genetic sample taken from inside a child's cheek to a laboratory in Australia. There, technicians will analyze the ACTN3 gene, which has been linked to athletic performance....

In about two weeks, Atlas presents customers with a certificate indicating whether their child is a genetic fit for strength and power sports, endurance athletics or a combination of the two....

Children can work toward success in any sport they choose, [Atlas CEO Kevin Reilly] said. "But if they're better suited for something ... that's good information to have."...

Experts, parents and coaches have both praised and criticized the test. Some support it as a tool to help children excel in sports. Others reject it as irrelevant and unethical, or they say one gene doesn't provide enough information about a person to determine athletic performance.

What do you think?

Ah, lots of Hillary fans and/or PUMAs responded to last week's poll, not just from the U.S. but from around the globe. And interesting, 21% chose "Other." I wonder who Other was?...

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The new poll question is up:

Who did more to advance the cause of women in 2008?

Choices are Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Sarah Palin, or the ever popular Other.

Here were the answers to last week's question...

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The new poll question is up:

Which anti-life executive order do you think President Barack Obama will sign first?


Here were the answers to last week's question...

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The new poll question is up:

Currently there are 615 Catholic hospitals in the U.S., 1 of every 9. They employ 725k workers and serve 5.5 million overnight patients annually.

Do you think the Bishops should follow through with their threat to close these hospitals if the Obama administration or Democrat-controlled Congress tries to force them to commit abortion or distribute the morning after pill?

You can select 2 answers - 1 for the aforementioned (answers 1-3) and 1 for who you think will blink (answers 4&5).

Here were the answers to last week's question...

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The new poll question is up, and I'll be very interested in the results:

For president did you vote for who your parents voted for or would have voted for?

Most of you totally missed the sexism/bias displayed against Sarah Palin for the attack on the cost of her wardrobe...

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The new poll question is up:

This week the media reported Sarah Palin's new wardrobe cost $150,000. It didn't report how much her 3 amigos' suits cost. It didn't report how much Michelle Obama's wardrobe cost. Do you think this is but one example of the media's sexist or ideological prejudice against Palin?

Shock, we pretty much agreed on the answer to last week's question...

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The new poll question is up:

Were it discovered that John McCain or Sarah Palin launched their politicial careers in the home of a former abortion clinic bomber, would it be a major story in the mainstream media?

This, of course, provides a comparison to Barack Obama's association with former domestic terrorist William Ayers.

My previous poll question asked who of the 4 presidential/vice-presidential candidates did you think is the best debater. You picked Obama...

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The new poll question is up:

You've now seen them all in action. So who is the best debater?

My previous poll question asked who you thought won the first presidential debate...

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The new poll question is up:

Two part question: Who won the first presidential debate, and did it change your vote?

Here are the results of last week's poll question:

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The new poll question is up:

Wiki defines a community organizer as one who rallies people living in close proximity to act in their common self-interest. Do you agree with Democrat Congressman Steve Cohen that, like Barack Obama, Jesus was a community organizer?

My previous poll question asked whether John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate changed your vote...

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Polls jump in McCain/Palin's favor

Polls out today...

USA Today:" McCain leads... Obama by 50%-46% among registered voters, the Republican's biggest advantage since January and a turnaround from the USA Today poll poll taken just before the convention opened in St. Paul. Then, he lagged by 7%...."

mccain palin colorado springs.jpgGallup: "... McCain has overtaken... Obama... and has his highest level of support... since early May. McCain leads Obama 48% to 45% among registered voters.... Obama peaked at a 5-point convention bounce... last Tuesday. He was ahead 49% to 43% ... before the Republican convention. He then soared to 50% for the first time of the election... while McCain fell to 42%."...

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The new poll question is up:

Has the selection of Sarah Palin as John McCain's VP changed your vote?

Last week I asked what was your take on McCain's pick of Palin...

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poll%20graphic%20correct%20size.bmpThe new poll question is up:

What's your take on McCain's pick of Palin as his running mate?

Last week I asked who would be your choice as McCain's veep.

Garnering only 11% of the vote, Sarah Palin was a sleeper...

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poll%20graphic%20correct%20size.bmpBarack Obama announced yesterday his VP pick was Joe Biden. This week's poll question asks:

Who should John McCain pick as his running mate?

I held the previous poll over an extra week because it caught fire with liberals. I figured I'd let it run with the hope they'd learn a thing or 2 by coming to the site. When I closed the poll this morning there were 9,513 responses!...

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poll%20graphic%20correct%20size.bmpLast week we graded John McCain on how well he is conducting his campaign.

This week it's Barack Obama's turn. Here's the new poll question:

Grade Barack Obama on his presidential campaign so far.

[HT: Bill O'Reilly]

Here are the answers to last week's poll. Neither Americans nor our International friends gave McCain high marks by and large, but those on the other side of the pond were harder graders...

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poll%20graphic%20correct%20size.bmpThe new poll question is up:

Grade John McCain on his presidential campaign so far.

Next week I'll ask you to grade Barack Obama.

[HT: Bill O'Reilly]

Here are the answers to last week's poll. Our International friends disagreed with American sentiment on a boycott...

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For China's human rights violations, should President Bush boycott the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics?

Here are the answers to last week's poll, which wasn't as clear as it should have been, my apologies. "Family values" incorporated "Same religious views" in my mind.

Don't know if that clarification would have made a difference in results, but here they are...

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poll%20graphic%20correct%20size.bmpThe new poll question is up:

What is the key ingredient to maintaining a strong relationship?

Pretty simple, straightforward.

Here are the answers to last week's poll. You're a bunch of hardliners...

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A congressional candidate running on a pro-life platform was recently exposed as paying for a lover's abortion in 2001. In 2004 it was deemed newsworthy that presidential candidate Dr. Howard Dean once served on a Planned Parenthood board. Should one's abortion history be a part of political campaigns?

Here are the answers to last week's poll. You were allowed up to 3 choices...

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poll%20graphic%20correct%20size.bmpThe new poll question is up and has to do with last week's Gloucester High School pregnancy pact story:

What would you do if your teen attended a high school where some girls made a pact to get pregnant? Pick up to 3 answers.

[HT: Greta Van Susteren]

Just as with last week's poll, some readers wondered if liberals were raiding the site to skew the answers...

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NARAL's "balanced" poll on McCain/Obama

From U.S. News & World Report yesterday:

The nation's largest abortion-rights group today released a poll of likely women voters in 12 battleground states that suggests... John McCain could lose the support of significant numbers of independent and pro-choice Republican women - if they are educated about the AZ senator's antiabortion voting record.

Ok, underlined are your first clues this article is biased, in fact, just a reworking of the NARAL press release.

spin spin.jpgFor instance, the USN reporter merely reordered NARAL's "McCain's votes against birth control access" to "his votes to limit access to birth control," which is pure spin. McCain opposed forcing insurance companies, such as those owned by Catholics, to fund contraception against their moral beliefs. As usual, so much for choice....

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A t-shirt with this logo was recently made available: "When environmentalists start saving babies, I will start saving trees!" Thoughts? Choose up to 2 answers.

Re: last week's poll, about midweek a faithful reader wrote wondering if liberals were emailing friends to skew the poll to favor Democrats...

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On June 4 Republicans shut down the Senate to try to force Democrats to confirm 7 more of Bush's circuit court nominees before his term ends, which would bring the number (15) to that confirmed during Clinton's last 2 years. Do you think Republicans should continue the shutdown indefinitely until Democrats yield?

Last week's off-topic poll yielded landslide results...

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Off-topic question this week: The spike in gas prices, plus the Senate's May 13 vote to continue blocking ANWR and offshore oil exploration, has provoked an American uprising, size and strength yet unknown. What is your opinion of domestic oil drilling?

I'll be interested to compare answers between Americans and our International friends.

On last week's poll, "Other" came in 1st, followed by Romney, who barely edged out Lieberman, with Huckabee coming in 3rd....

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This weekend GOP presidential candidate John McCain is hosting several possible vice presidential picks at his home. He said last month there were ~20 in his pool. Of these top names floated, who would you choose?

The poll site, Vizu, only allows 10 spots for answers, which made it hard. I listed the most recently and commonly foated names....

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Gallup poll on life issues May 2008

There's good news and bad news for the pro-life community in Gallup's 2008 Values and Beliefs survey.

First, the percentage of Americans who say abortion is morally wrong far outnumbers the percentage who say it is not.

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Still 4 in 10 Americans claim to have no moral problem with abortion, which is disturbing....

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Which Democrat candidate would do more to further abortion ideology and the industry as president?

The most popular response to last week's poll question surprised me. Almost 85% of you think a pastor should steer clear of political talk? Not good....

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The Alliance Defense Fund plans a Sept. pastor revolt to defy a 1954 IRS tax amendment stripping churches and pastors of the right to discuss politics and candidates. ADF hopes this will spark a court battle ultimately finding it unconstitutional. Should pastors and churches be free to discuss politics?

49.4% got last week's poll question right...

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Do you think a pastor or priest would violate a church's tax exempt status to state from the pulpit: "We have a duty to elect candidates who will protect the lives of the unborn."

My goodness, I don't know what it was about last week's question that engaged so many people, but here are the results...

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The new poll question is up:

Do you think people have a right to distribute campaign literature on cars in a church parking lot?

Last week a whopping 81.4% of you thought the biggest news story of the week was Pope Benedict's visit to the U.S....

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The new poll question is up:

What was the top news story this week?

Last week the answer on the question of the origin of human life getting the most votes was, "God created humans in present form within the past 10,000 years," which, of course, was the correct answer...

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The new poll question reflects the hot topic of blog discussion this week, thanks to the pending release of the movie, Expelled:

What is your view of the origin and development of human life on earth?

Re: last week's poll, most people thought Obama's brand suffered the most damage of recent Democrat presidential candidate gaffes...

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The new poll question is one O'Reilly asked this week, which I thought was good:

Which gaffe was worse - Clinton/Bosnia or Obama/Wright?

Answers to last week's poll were fairly overwhelming...

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Should the international community boycott the Beijing Olympic Games due to China's recent crackdown against Tibet and/or its forced one-child-per-family policy?

Responses to last week's poll surprised me. I didn't expect so many to think aborting mothers should be considered criminals. Perhaps this shows true thoughts of pro-lifers; perhaps it shows how some pro-aborts think pro-lifers should think...

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Pre-Roe v. Wade, all U.S. laws considered mothers who aborted victims and their abortionists criminals. Post-Roe, all unchanged abortion laws will resume. Pro-aborts have lately been calling this unfair, saying pro-lifers should want aborting mothers prosecuted. Do you think mothers who abort should legally be considered victims or murderers?

[HT: reader Jess]

Following are the results of last week's poll....

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When does personhood begin?

[HT: moderator MK]

The results of last week's poll showed 2/3 of you think it is never right to vote for a politician who is wrong on abortion....

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Is there ever a legitimate reason for a pro-lifer to vote for a pro-abort?

HT to moderator Jasper for the suggestion.

Re: last week's poll question, wow, I don't think we've ever had such a lopsided response...

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There appears to be a growing movement among state pro-life groups to advance personhood/human life initiatives. These would define legally protected persons as human beings from the moment of conception. Thoughts?

Thanks to commenter Reality for suggesting. Great question.

Janet Huckabee beat all other spouses combined as your pick on who would best grace the President's arm and East Wing....

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Poll question

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Suggestions?

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poll%20graphic%20correct%20size.bmpDo voters take a candidate's spouse into consideration when electing a president? Some say not, but I think so, even subliminally. Swift boater John Kerry sank on his own, for instance, but did Teresa add weight? And on Monday Michelle Obama certainly didn't help Barack with her "for the first time I'm proud of my country" gaffe.

I think Hillary Clinton's candidacy legitimizes the discussion. And so I ask it in a round-about way in my new poll:

Which presidential candidate's spouse do you think would make the best First Lady or First Gentleman?

My last poll question was for conservatives, but tsk tsk, liberals couldn't help but add their opinion....

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This question is for conservatives. There is widespread talk among our tribe that "we're not gonna take it anymore," re: likely GOP presidential nominee John McCain, whom many consider a RINO (Republican in Name Only). If McCain's name appears on the November ballot, what will you do?

Answers to the previous poll question intrigued me....

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poll%20graphic%20correct%20size.bmpMy new poll question is up, and it's a toughie:

Have you lost a child to abortion? Do you personally know someone who has?

You are allowed up to 3 answers.

Make comments about either the old poll question or new one on this post, not the Vizu website.

Who knew my poll question posted earlier this week would so quickly be answered? We were right on the Republican, which was Giuliani, but not the Democrat, which was Edwards....

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January has been a cold, hard month for presidential candidates, freezing 6 out of the race: Biden, Dodd, Hunter, Kucinich, Richardson, and Thompson. Who do you think will be the next to drop? Pick 1 Republican and 1 Democrat.

Regarding our previous poll question, 37% thought Alan Keyes would make an appearance at the March for Life in DC.

Alas, 1/3 of pollees were cynically correct. The pro-lifers' dance card remained empty, reminding us, once again, we're a mistress supposedly pro-life politicians want kept hidden, all the while whispering sweet nothings (empty promises?) in our ear when alone, but not wanting to be seen with us in public. Oh, they were too busy? Mm-hm.

UPDATE, 6:30p: Per moderator MK, Ron Paul made an appearance at the March.

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poll.bmpProofreader Angela has suggested a great new poll question, the ultimate answer to which I think will be telling:

Of the presidential candidates professing to be pro-life, who, if anyone, do you think will show up (as in show up, not send a video or message) at the March for Life in DC on January 22?
You can choose up to 6.

The more I think about that, the madder I get that any would not attend, because we comprise their largest constituency. In one place at one time will likely be 100,000 assuredly active leaders and participants in the political process with influence over many others.

We'll see.

On to results of last week's poll. You handily decided you like Hillary Clinton least on the Democrat side and Rudy Giuliani on the Republican side....

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poll.bmpEarlier this week, long-time commenter prettyinpink asked me if I had to choose a Democrat presidential candidate, who would it be? I thought about which of them I least disliked, but I couldn't bring myself to select the best of the worst.

This exercise made me consider which of them I disliked the most, however, which I found interesting. So that is this week's poll question for you:

Which of the presidential candidates do you most dislike?

This week you can select 2 answers. Pick the Democrat and Republican you most do not want to see become president.

Here are the results of last week's poll, indicating a scare majority of pro-lifers thinks we made progress in 2007....

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Looking back on 2007, how do you think the pro-life movement fared?

In your opinion, are the movement and innocent lives better off now than they were a year ago? Or worse off? Or perhaps you will only see good when abortion is made illegal.

Flesh out your answer here, not on the Vizu website.

Pro-lifer of the Year

brian%20rohrbough2.jpgCongratulations to Brian Rohrbough for being named the Stanek blog's 2007 Pro-lifer of the Year by our poll.

Brian received over 41% of the vote, which he got from all over the country - not just supporters in his home state of CO - as evidenced by the little yellow flags scattered about on the vote tracking map below (click map to enlarge)....

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Pro-lifer of the Year poll ends at midnight

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Results in the a.m.

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poll.bmpI asked yesterday for nominations for the Stanek blog Pro-lifer of the Year, and you provided great suggestions.

The poll question is now up:

Many pro-lifers contributed greatly to the pro-life cause in 2007. Following is but a sample. From the list, who would you choose as Pro-Lifer of the Year?

Be sure to vote, and then make comments here, not on the Vizu website.

Here are the results of the previous poll, which enjoyed a short run but with interesting results....

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Pro-lifer of the Year nominations

I will be shortly posting a new poll to vote for the Stanek blog's Pro-Lifer of the Year. Who would you nominate?

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  • President Bush for in June vetoing for the 2nd time a bill to federally fund human embryo experimentation, while issuing an executive order to fund alternative pluripotent stem cell research? Only five months later he was vindicated on both decisions as two teams of scientists simultaneously announced they had made skin cells behave like pluripotent cells.

  • Eric Scheidler for spearheading the protest against the Aurora Planned Parenthood, which drew national attention to PP's spurious business practices?

  • KS district attorney Phill Kline, who continued to surmount political pressure and legal foul balls to charge Planned Parenthood of KS and MO with 107 criminal charges in October?

    Who, who? Nominate away!

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    Have you decided who you will vote for in the primaries?

    Vote and then make your comments on this post, not on the Vizu poll site.

    Here was my previous poll question and results....

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    poll.bmpThe new poll question is up:

    How do you think televangelist Pat Robertson's endorsement of GOP presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani impacted Giuliani's standing?

    Vote and then make your comments on this post, not on the Vizu poll site.

    Here was my previous poll question and results....

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    poll.bmpThe new poll question is up:

    If the two choices for president were Hillary Clinton or Rudy Giuliani, who would you pick?

    There are five options. Make your pick and then comment here, not on the Vizu site.

    As for the last poll, there apparently aren't a lot of Democrats on this site. Whereas my poll asking Republicans which presidential candidate they would pick yielded 531 responses, this poll yielded only 106.

    I was surprised Obama came in 1st. I expected Hillary to claim top spot. Perhaps the answers reflect a more youthful audience of liberals on this site. Here is the breakdown...

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    thinker.jpgI just closed the poll that asked the question:

    For Republicans: Who are you supporting for president?

    Now it's Democrat readers' turn. Be sure to vote, and then make your comments here, not on the poll website.

    The stats for my last poll were....

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    I have a new poll question up:

    For Republicans: Who are you supporting for president?

    Be sure to vote, and then make your comments here, not on the poll website.

    Next week I'll ask the same question of Democrats.

    The very pretty stats for my last poll are....

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    Did you vote in that poll? If so, click to enlarge this map and find your little flag....

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    I have a new poll question up:

    Would you date someone on the other side of the abortion debate?

    Be sure to vote, and then make your comments here, not on the poll website.

    The very pretty stats for my last poll were....

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    Did you vote in that poll? If so, click to enlarge this map and find your little flag.


    New Quinnipiac poll

    What explains Quinnipiac's unusually high poll numbers in favor of abortion? Quoting from its August 16 press release:

    American voters continue to support the Roe v. Wade decision 62-32%, consistent with past poll findings.

    It always depends who was asked:

    From August 7-13, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,545 American voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.5%, including 611 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 4.0%, and 717 Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 3.7%.

    Quinnipiac should rather have said, "American voters polled, 54% of whom were Democrat and 46% Republican, support the Roe v. Wade decision 62-32%, consistent with past poll findings."

    quin5a.jpgIs it consistent? For Quinnipiac, it appears so. Its only other published political party breakdown from a May 2007 poll showed it asked then 51.5% Democrat and 48.5% Republican, which explains why answers were slightly more in line with other polls, although skewed left.

    I called Quinnipiac and asked why it polled more Dems than Republicans. The spokesman said they do a straight demographic phone poll. They take responses from whoever picks up the phone until the quota is filled.

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    vote smart.jpgI have a new poll question up asking your opinion about using the term "pro-abortion" in the abortion debate.

    [Hat tip for the great question: Nathan Sheets]

    Be sure to vote, and then make your comments here, not on the poll website.

    And wow, the number of respondents more than doubled on my last poll question after doubling just a month ago! Thanks for participating. Statistics and geographical locations are interesting, aren't they?

    The very pretty stats in response to that poll were....

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    vote smart.jpgI have a new poll up, asking the question, "Which is worse, abortion or dog fighting?"

    Of course, this is based on allegations against NFL quarterback Michael Vick that he was involved in the "sport." Be sure to vote, and then make your comments here, not on theh poll website.

    Here are the results of the previous poll....

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    New poll

    Please be sure to vote on this week's poll, in the right column. Then comment here on this post, not on the poll website. The question is:

    Upon news last week that an intact, frozen, baby wooly mammoth had been discovered, talk started of cloning it. What do you think about cloning nonhumans like animals and plants?
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    Last week, 76 of you answered this question, 1/3 more than the poll before:

    On June 29, its legislature made New Hampshire the first state to repeal its law mandating that at least one parent be notified before his/her minor daughter aborts. Do you agree or disagree with this decision?

    Here is the vote breakdown, including whereabouts of respondents, which I thought you'd find interesting. Click to enlarge:

    Generation Y not let them live

    gen y.jpgA July 10 CNSNews.com article spotlighted not just a dramatic shift in young attitudes toward abortion but why the dramatic shift - incrementalism.

    (Generation Y birth years vary slightly to include those born from 1976 to 2002.)

    Younger voters, especially women, are embracing a pro-life position in surprising numbers and in sharp contrast to attitudes that held sway 15 years ago, according to a new study....
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    Please be sure to vote on this week's poll, in the right column. Then comment here on this post, not on the poll website. The question is:

    On June 29, its legislature made New Hampshire the first state to repeal its law mandating that at least one parent be notified before his/her minor daughter aborts. Do you agree or disagree with this decision?
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    Last week, 49 of you answered this question:

    If the Supreme Court overturns its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, what will be the outcome?

    The correct answer was...

    (C) The states will be free to decide how/if to regulate abortion.

    71.4% got that answer right! 12.2% answered (A) All abortions will be illegal; 9.2% answered (B) All abortions except to save the mother's life will be illegal; and 8.2% answered (D) I don't know.

    NYT/CBS/MTV abortion poll

    See complete poll here.

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    Most polls these days show a majority of Americans support stricter abortion regulations or a ban. Those ok with abortion as is are in the minority.

    This poll fits with other polls, but several things set it apart....

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    Should Abortion Be A Litmus Test?

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    Click here to let me know what you think

    Pro-life majority

    A pro-abort commenter inaccurately stated tonight there are more of them than there are of us. It reminded me to post this.

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