Poll: 50 Percent Support Abortion Rights In N.J.

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A new poll finds opinions on abortion have not changed much in recent years in New Jersey.

Gov. Chris Christie brought the issue to the forefront when he spoke at an anti-abortion rally in Trenton in January.

A Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Tuesday shows 10 percent of New Jerseyans surveyed believe abortion should be illegal. Half support keeping abortion legal with restrictions and 37 percent believe abortions should be allowed in all cases.

More than half of those polled said Christie’s speech didn’t affect their opinion of him.

The telephone poll of 912 New Jersey adults was conducted Feb. 24-26 and has a sampling error margin of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.

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  • VIn

    Baby killers. ‘Nuf said. Keep your legs closed and your Johnson in your pants.

  • Mark

    Doesn’t really matter how many people support infanticide. It’s still murder and God has not changed. Heaven and Hell haven’t gone anywhere either

    • Eileen

      I agree! I’m sure glad my mother didn’t kill me!!

  • omran

    And of that 100 % were of women!

  • http://dazedandinfused.wordpress.com Dazed & Infused

    Shouldnt the title say 87% support abortion rights?

    • Michael H.

      Yes. The title should say 87%, not 50%.

      It’s nice to see people are respecting a woman’s right to choose what happens to her body.

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