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Abortion Ranked As Third Most Important Issue for Voters

A poll released yesterday by the Health Insurance Association of America shows that abortion ranked third with voters as a key issue in their selection of a presidential candidate. In a survey of 800 actual voters, Republican pollster Bill McInturff and Democratic pollster Mark Mellman Found that 16 percent of respondents found abortion to be a key issue in the presidential election. The top two concerns were social security, with 24 percent, and education, with 23 percent. McInturff and Mellman said that it was not the candidates but grassroots activists who made a real difference in making abortion a focal point of the campaign, citing the ad campaigns run by NARAL and Planned Parenthood.

Learn about the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Get Our HER Vote Campaign, an effort to mobilize young women voters.

Sources:

Reuters Health News _ November 9,2000 and Kaiser Daily Reproductive Health Report - November 10, 2000

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