17th November 2011
Labour and Fine Gael voters strongest supporters of pro-life position
The latest Millward Brown Lansdowne poll also broke down the figures in terms of party political allegiance. Somewhat surprisingly, Labour emerged as the party with the highest percentage of voters supporting constitutional protection for the unborn child. 80 per cent of their voters would favour such protection. Fine Gael's supporters have much the same level of support for such a proposal.
The expanded vote received by the Labour Party at the last election might explain this.
Labour and Fine Gael both increased their vote at the last election, perhaps partly through attracting pro life voters. Both parties should be wary of alienating these voters. The Labour Party’s support almost doubled between the General Election in 2007 and 2011.