Stupak’s gambit

While some Michigan residents are focusing more on the health of the Spartan’s Kalin Lucas’ Achilles’ tendon, the voters in the First Congressional District still had time to consider the political moves of U.S. Representative Bart Stupak (D-Menominee). Stupak had been withholding his support for President Obama’s health-care reform package based on his opposition to public funding of abortions. Stupak switch to a positive vote after he received (among other considerations) a promise from President Obama to sign an executive order that would “reinforce that belief that we all stood on: no public health care funding for abortion.”

What do voters in Michigan’s 1st District think? We asked more than 2,000 voters to respond to this statement and question:

Your congressman, Bart Stupak, voted IN FAVOR of passage of the president’s health care reforms. Does that make you MORE LIKELY or LESS LIKELY to support him for re-election?

Here are the results:

Bart Stupak: Michigan 1

 More likelyLess likelyUndecided
OVERALL61.55%30.94%7.51%
GENDER
Female63.37%28.97%7.67%
Male60.25%34.03%5.72%
AFFILIATION
Democrat75.96%17.60%6.44%
Republican23.11%72.91%3.98%
Independent51.76%39.97%8.27%
Date of Poll: March 22, 2010
Participants: 2,385
Margin of Error: ±2.0%

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