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More Democrats Now Identify as Pro-Life, Poll Finds

Americans are split down the middle as to whether they are pro-life or pro-abortion, a new poll finds, with more Democrats joining the pro-life camp.

“In a substantial, double-digit shift … Americans are now as likely to identify as pro-life, 47 percent, as pro-choice, 47 percent,” reads a Marist poll conducted for the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic service organization.

“Among Democrats, the gap between pro-life and pro-choice identifiers was cut in half from 55 percent to 27 percent,” according to the poll. “The number of Democrats now identifying as pro-life is 34 percent, up from 20 percent last month, while the number identifying as pro-choice fell from 75 percent to 61 percent.”

The poll also found that nearly 3 out of 4 Americans, 71 percent versus 25 percent, agree that abortion should be “generally illegal during the third trimester.”

The Knights of Columbus published the poll Monday, the same day the Senate was set to take a roll call vote on legislation championed by Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., to protect babies who survive abortion by requiring that medical care be provided to them.

Barbara Carvalho, director of The Marist Poll, said she credits the change in opinion to states seeking to allow abortion up to the point of birth.

Read the full story from The Daily Signal

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