Via National Journal:
Democrats have lampooned House Republicans for passing a measure this month that would virtually outlaw abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy as the latest shot fired in the “war on women.” But the latest United Technologies/National JournalCongressional Connection Poll shows that the measure, while divisive, draws a plurality of support.
Americans said they favor such a bill 48 percent to 44 percent.
Support was greatest among Republicans, 59 percent in support, but 53 percent of Americans not affiliated with either major party sided with the GOP-backed measure. A majority of Democrats, 59 percent were opposed while only 33 percent were in favor.
The survey results come the day after Wendy Davis, a Texas state senator, captured the imagination of liberals nationwide as she stood for eleven hours to filibuster a Texas measure that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks and placed new restrictions on abortion clinics.
The kicker: More women support the ban than men.
The poll showed that women supported such a measure in greater numbers than men (50 percent of women in favor; 46 percent of men).