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COMMENT: poll shows electorate conflicted on abortion

Pat Leahy examines yesterday's poll on public attitudes to abortion in detail and explains some of its apparent contradictions.

3rd December, 2012
It seems to me that the public favours laws allowing limited access to abortion, writes Pat Leahy.

There was quite a reaction to our poll at the weekend, which featured data on public attitudes to abortion and the budget as well as the usual party support figures.

Much of the reaction was to the abortion questions, so I thought it might be interesting for people if I have a poke around some of the data below. There’s also a link to the detailed breakdowns below. Obviously, we are constrained by space in...

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