As antiabortion activists expect President Trump to move forward on his promise to defund Planned Parenthood, a new poll out Friday suggests that 62 percent of Americans oppose cutting off federal funding for Planned Parenthood while 31 percent support the move.
The poll from Quinnipiac University suggests that women are more opposed to the idea of defunding Planned Parenthood than men, 69 percent to 55 percent. By party 63 percent of Republicans support defunding the organization, compared with 7 percent of Democrats and 31 percent of independents.
Of those who were polled, 70 percent say they agree with the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that determined abortion as a woman’s right, while 26 percent disagree. The Pew Research Center poll last fall found a similar number (69 percent) oppose overturning the decision.
Scott Clement contributed to this report.