Poll: Majority Of Virginians Don’t Want Changes In Abortion And Gun Laws

Posted by | February 20, 2012 18:55 | Filed under: Top Stories

Most Virginians don’t want the government to require that women take ultrasounds before having abortions, and are fine with limiting gun purchases to one a month.

The results of the Christopher Newport University/Richmond Times-Dispatch survey put majorities at odds with legislation poised to pass in the General Assembly.

The survey indicates that the electorate is satisfied with the direction of the state and with the status quo on several key matters before the legislature. For example, majorities oppose requiring state workers to pay more toward their pensions and a measure defining life as beginning at conception…

The one-gun-a-month issue doesn’t necessarily split along party lines, as some Republicans oppose repeal and some rural Democrats support it. The poll showed greater support among women for keeping the ban, with 75.3 percent preferring that it remain compared with 56.2 percent of men.

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