Birth control coverage mandate?
Women are at odds with men over the controversial new U.S. government requirement that U.S. employers or insurance companies provide women with birth control coverage at no incremental cost to the user.
President Obama announced the mandate last week amid howls of protests from opponents.
In our national scientific telephone poll, we found men oppose the mandate by a 51%-37% margin, while women support the requirement 46%-42%.
Democrats backed the mandate 70%-19%, Republicans opposed it 70%-19%, and independents opposed it 47%-39%.
Our polling found Americans age 44 and younger favored the mandate, while older Americans opposed it.
Overall nationwide, 46% oppose the mandate, while 42% support it.
The poll’s demographic crosstabs: Poll Position crosstabs – birth control.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,242 registered voters nationwide was conducted Feb. 12, 2012 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.
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