Today, New Mexico Alliance for Life releases a survey conducted from a random sample of 843 adult respondents across the state, revealing a significant number support a pro-life position, despite self-identifying as pro-choice. An overwhelming majority (69.8%) of respondents are opposed to abortion after the 5th month of pregnancy.
An even greater majority, over 70% of respondents oppose doctors, nurses, or hospitals being forced to perform abortions. Over 60% of respondents believe a parent should be involved in a minor daughter’s decision, oppose abortion after 5 months, and oppose taxpayer funding of abortion.
The poll was conducted on the evening of Monday, December 17, 2018, by Campaign Marketing Strategies (CMS), by automated landline survey, dialing 40,000 randomly selected voters throughout New Mexico. The survey garnered 843 respondents, resulting in a margin of error of +/-3.44%.
The protections which are favored by a majority of pro-choice respondents are not reflected in current pro-choice legislation proposed in the New Mexico Legislature, namely House Bill 51, which flatly strips away conscience protections, parental consent, and allows elective abortions up to the date of birth. The poll is in line with national polling, showing 3 in 4 Americans support abortion restrictions after the first trimester, 3 in 4 oppose tax dollars going to fund abortions, and 55% support conscience protections.