New York Times/CBS Poll: Clear Support For Birth Control Coverage

The Pill - photo by Sarah C

The latest New York Times/CBS poll shows clear public support for birth control coverage on insurance plans.

On contraceptive coverage, 65 percent of voters in the poll said they supported the Obama administration’s requirement that health insurance plans cover the cost of birth control, and 59 percent, said the health insurance plans of religiously affiliated employers should cover the cost of birth control.

Given the media coverage of outraged Republicans over the past week you could be forgiven for believing public support was not with Obama on this issue. Well, forgiven if prior to this past week you had been living in a vacuum void of media coverage. Because this is just the latest in a long series of issues that Republicans are on the wrong side of.

The poll also revealed strong support by Catholic voters for the legal recognition of the relationships of gay couples.

44 percent favored marriage, and 25 percent preferred civil unions. Twenty-four percent said gay couples should receive no legal recognition.

Even members of a major religion are more progressive than the average Republican.

As society moves forward, Republicans stay in the past.


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