Majority of Florida voters want end to federal funding for Planned Parenthood
A majority of likely voters in Florida said they supported efforts to cut all federal funding for Planned Parenthood, our final question from last week’s Viewpoint Florida survey.
On the controversial matter of eliminating Planned Parenthood funding, 54% of respondents to our survey said they would support such an effort, while 38% of respondents opposed it.
While voters aged 18-34 comprised a fairly small set of our sample, we do see a majority of those respondents opposed to defunding Planned Parenthood. However, support for the measure appears to increase as you look up the age brackets, and opposition drops from 54% among 18-34 year old voters to just 33% among voters over the age of 65.
2 out of 3 male voters said they would support defunding Planned Parenthood, while women were far more divided on the question. A razor-thin plurality of female likely voters supported cutting Planned Parenthood’s federal government funding, with 45% supporting the effort and 43% opposed, and 12% of women saying they were unsure.
Republicans were not surprisingly much more supportive of eliminating funding for Planned Parenthood, but 35% of Democrats did support the measure to 55% who opposed it. A slim plurality of Independents do oppose ending Planned Parenthood’s federal subsidy by a 48%-46% margin.
Finally, the measure proposed by Congressional Republicans receives at least 50% support across our four geographic regions. Voters in the Panhandle and Jacksonville areas are more likely to support defunding Planned Parenthood, while the Tampa/Gulf Coast region looks to be the most divided region on this controversial question, with 50% supporting the measure to 44% of respondents opposed.
The study was conducted on April 13th - 14th among 807 Florida registered voters likely to vote in the 2012 General Election. The margin of error is +/- 3.5%.
For details see Methodology