Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Can someone tell me why this is happening?

Missouri Embryonic Stem Cell Research Amendment Leads by 10
Jefferson City, MO ( -- The measure to promote human cloning and embryonic stem cell research in Missouri now leads by 10 percent among likely voters there. A new survey shows opposition to Amendment 2 is higher than in the last poll, but support for it is up as well. A new SurveyUSA poll conducted for KSDK-TV St. Louis and KCTV-TV Kansas City finds Amendment 2 leads among likely voters by a 50-40 percentage margin. Compared to a week ago, opposition to it has increased from 36% to 40% but support for the proposal is up 5 points, from 45% to now 50%. As voters solidify their views on the controversial measure, its lead has risen one point and time is running out for pro-life advocates to encourage Missouri residents to shy away from perhaps permanently having their state support human cloning for research purposes. Just 10 percent of likely voters are now uncertain how they will vote on the measure, down from 18 percent in the previous Survey USA poll. Rural and Suburban voters back the Amendment slightly while urban voters back the Amendment decisively. Women (51-39 percent) are slightly more likely to favor Amendment 2 than men (49-42 percent) and older voters, black Missourians, Democrats, backers of pro-abortion candidate Claire McCaskill, and lower income voters are more likely to support the proposal. Read the complete story.


Blogger Frank Hogrebe said...

Why what is happening?

Wednesday, November 01, 2006 11:05:00 AM  
Blogger Trent_Dougherty said...

Why, in spite of all Reason, the measure is leading.

I didn't have the sense that so many Missourians would be so dead set on cloning.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006 3:42:00 PM  
Blogger Frank Hogrebe said...

It's all about the deception in the amendment language. There's a bunch of people who think the amendment actually bans cloning. This was intentional by the authors because they knew most polls show Missourians oppose cloning by an 8-2 margin.

What's worse is the "summary" of the amendment that will actually be on the ballot. There will be potentially many voters who believe they are voting to ban cloning and ban farming of human eggs, when the iniative actually protects both-- forever.

Thursday, November 02, 2006 6:22:00 PM  

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