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PostSubyek: Poll: 'Personhood' a toss-up in Miss.   Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:50 am

A controversial anti-abortion “personhood” amendment on the Mississippi ballot Tuesday is a toss up, a new poll shows.

Amendment 26, which proposes changing the definition of “person” or cheap jerseys free shipping“persons” in the state’s Constitution to include all human beings from the moment of fertilization, is one of a few dozen ballot measures that voters in seven states will consider this week.

If passed, the referendum is expected to outlaw abortion in the state completely and ban some forms of birth control.

According to a new Public Policy Polling survey on Monday, 45 cheap football jerseyspercent of Mississippi voters support the amendment, while 44 percent oppose it. A tenth of the state’s voters, 11 percent, said they were undecided on the issue.

Men are more likely to support Amendment 26 than women, with cheap baseball jerseys 48 percent of male voters saying they support the measure, compared with 42 percent of women who said the same.

White people are far more likely to vote “yes” for the personhood amendment than black voters — 54 percent of white respondents said they support the initiative, while 26 percent of African-American respondents said the same. Almost six in 10 blacks, 59 percent, oppose the amendment, while 37 percent of whites are against it.

Support for the controversial measure also falls along partisan lines — NHL Jerseys Cheap 65 percent of Republicans support the measure, while 23 percent of Democrats do. The majority of Democrats, 61 percent, said they will vote “no” against the amendment, while just 28 percent of Republicans said they are against it.

The poll was conducted Nov. 4-6 among 796 likely voters, and has snsbars a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who supports the belief that life cheap nfl jerseys begins at conception, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that he has expressed some concerns about the particular wording of the amendment.

“Some concerns that I had were about out of what I call ectopic pregnancies where the fertilized egg lodges outside the womb, say the fallopian tubes,” he said. “But there’s no question that the wording down here is what concerned people, not the idea that life begins at conception, but that the wording of it is.”
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