4/06/2005

Latest USA TODAY/Gallup/CNN Poll: GOP "moral" agenda doubted

From USA Today, via Oliver Willis' blog:
• By 55%-40%, respondents say Republicans, traditionally the party of limited government, are "trying to use the federal government to interfere with the private lives of most Americans" on moral values.
• By 53%-40%, they say Democrats, who sharply expanded government since the Depression, aren't trying to interfere on moral issues.
The debate over Schiavo has spotlighted the central role "values" issues — abortion, stem-cell research, same-sex marriage and the right to live or die — now play in politics. Mark Rozell, a professor at George Mason University in Virginia who studies religion and politics, says the case has created a "clear backlash...It's one thing to look at religious conservatives as part of a broad coalition that makes up the Republican Party. It's entirely another if people think that religious conservatives are calling the shots in the Bush administration for what was a deeply personal situation."

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