Poll: Youth Support for Marriage Equality, Abortion Rights Offer Republican Stumbling Block
BY Sunnivie Brydum
September 29 2013 6:30 AM ET
Further affirming the pro-equality trend over recent years, a new Bloomberg poll confirms that the numbers just don't add up for Republicans who are dead-set on opposing marriage equality and a woman's right to choose.
Bloomberg's poll, which surveyed 1,000 American voters between September 20 and 23, found that 70% of Americans under 30 support the freedom to marry. That's consistent with several other recent polls finding overwhelming support among Milennials for same-sex marriage. Overall, 55% of Americans support marriage equality, while 52% of Republicans oppose it.
A striking 40% of Republicans surveyed said state legislatures should keep pushing for laws that restrict access to safe and legal abortions around the country, while just 22% of the American public believes the same, according to Bloomberg's poll.
"The math isn't working to Republicans' favor," said J. Ann Selzer, president of the firm that conducted the Bloomberg poll.
A March report from the Republican National Committee acknowledged that the party needed to improve its image and become more "welcoming" and "inclusive" if it hopes to win future elections.
Read more about Bloomberg's survey here.
- WATCH: Funny or Die Spoofs Kim Davis With Clerks and Recreation
- Westboro Baptist Joins the Anti-Kim Davis Bandwagon But the Reason May Surprise You
- Donald Trump Takes a Day to Get Up to Speed on Kim Davis
- Newlywed Photos That Will Make Kim Davis's Head Spin
- WATCH: Deaf Meets LGBT in New Romantic Series
- Kim Davis to Appeal Contempt Ruling