Election 2002: The Pro-Life Advantage
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Nov 14, 2002

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From: The Pro-Life Infonet Reply-To: Steven Ertelt Subject: Election 2002: The Pro-Life Advantage Source: National Right to Life; November 13, 2002

Election 2002: The Pro-Life Advantage

[Pro-Life Infonet Note: The following information provides a concise statistical overview of how the pro-life position helped pro-life candidates over pro-abortion candidates in the 2002 midterm Congressional elections. The information was obtained via exit polling conducted by respected pollster Zogby International and the Fox News Channel.]


Zogby Post-Election Poll conducted November 5-10,2002 N = 5408; +/-1.3%

Asked in the nine closely contested Senate races in which a pro-life Republican faced a pro-abortion Democrat (Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Dakota, Texas):

Did the abortion issue affect your vote? YES - 41%

SENATE RACES
* Voted for pro-life Republican Senate candidate: 55% (23% of electorate) (asked by name) * Voted for pro-abortion Democratic Senate candidate: 39% (16% of electorate) (asked by name) * Pro-Life Increment for U.S. Senate Candidates: 7%

GENERAL BALLOT
* Voted for pro-life candidate in general: 61% (25% of the electorate) * Voted for pro-abortion candidate in general: 31% (13% of the electorate) * Pro-Life Increment for Candidates in General: 12%

NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE PAC
Do you recall hearing or seeing information from National Right to Life PAC? (Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Dakota and Texas only) YES - 40%


Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Poll conducted November 4-5, 2002; (+/- 3% in each state)

Which issue mattered most in deciding your vote for Senate?

GEORGIA
Abortion: 9%
Voted for Saxby Chambliss: 73% (7% of electorate)
Voted for Max Cleland: 22% (2% of electorate) Pro-Life Increment: 5%

MINNESOTA
Abortion: 14%
Voted for Norm Coleman: 81% (11% of electorate)
Voted for Walter Mondale: 17% (2% of electorate) Pro-Life Increment: 9%

MISSOURI
Abortion: 17%
Voted for Jim Talent: 80% (14% of electorate)
Voted for Jean Carnahan: 19% (3% of electorate) Pro-Life Increment: 10% (after rounding)

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