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Poll: most Americans oppose tax funding for embryonic stem-cell research

August 30, 2010

A new public-opinion survey shows strong opposition among US voters to taxpayer funding for embryonic stem-cell research.

By a margin of 57- 33 percent, respondents said that taxpayers should not subsidize experiments using embryonic stem cells, in a survey by of likely voters by Rasmussen Reports. The results neatly reversed the findings of a similar poll less than 18 months earlier, which had shown broad support for President Obama’s decision to expand federal funding of the research


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  • Posted by: dschenkjr9859 - Aug. 31, 2010 8:37 AM ET USA

    This is incredibly good news. It just shows that all of our small actions - donations to pro life causes, letters to the editor, talking with friends and acquaintances about this topic have an impact. We must keep it up regardless of the inevitable small setbacks.

  • Posted by: garedawg - Aug. 30, 2010 11:33 PM ET USA

    Perhaps the wording was changed to make more clear that _they_, not President Obama, would be footing the bill.