Apparently, it IS possible to go too far, even in a predominantly conservative district, when it comes to the issue of women's health. A new poll from Harrison Hickman provides some eye-opening findings about Virginia's 7th Congressional District, the home of Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
Heads-up to Think Progress for this.
In the poll from from Harrison Hickman obtained exclusively by ThinkProgress, voters say they would support a pro-choice candidate over a candidate who is pro-life by an unexpectedly large margin, 68 percent to 23 percent. The finding comes after intense media coverage of efforts by state Republicans to mandate transvaginal ultrasounds prior to obtaining an abortion, a procedure described by critics as “state-sponsored rape.” The resulting backlash from women in Virginia forced Governor Bob McDonnell (R) and his allies at the statehouse to moderate their efforts. http://thinkprogress.org/...Voters in that district are also not happy with the Republicans' and Cantor's "scorched-earth" policy of reflexively opposing everything proposed by Obama and the Democrats.
Fifty nine percent of voters say they would support a candidate who works with President Obama some of the time compared to just 32 percent of respondents who say they would vote for the candidate who opposes virtually everything proposed by the White House, as Cantor and the rest of the GOP have insisted upon for much of Obama’s first term.Finally, the polls shows that "43 percent of voters would replace Cantor compared to just 41 percent who would reelect him."
Cantor is running against Democrat Wayne Powell, a 30-year army vet, whose son is currently serving in Afghanistan. It might be a good idea to send some money his way.