Gallup has the latest numbers on the breakdown of self professed “pro-life” and “pro-choice” Americans.
While the number of pro-lifers remains steady at around 50%, the number of “pro-choicers” dropped precipitously.
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.
Based on these numbers, I’m sure the media and certain Republicans will advise that Republicans should now abandon all pro-life issues because they’re killing Republicans at the ballot box. It’ll be just like gay marriage which loses at the ballot box every time it’s tried so we’re told to give up defending traditional marriage because it’s killing us at the ballot box.
This is good news but, of course, as it’s asking people on the phone to self identify it’s real life applicability is somewhat questionable. I think the number I’m looking for is a massive reduction in the number of abortions in America. That’ll be pro-life.