New poll shows high engagement, strong support for Planned Parenthood this election cycle among likely Texas women voters

In the wake of Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court and the upcoming midterm elections, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes recently surveyed what issues are resonating the most with likely women voters in Texas.

Hart Research Associates carried out the telephone survey of 500 likely women voters in Texas who identify as Democrat, Independent or soft Republican.

The results from the survey released today reveal that women voters in this audience are highly engaged (77% consider the upcoming election extremely important) and have a firm set of progressive policy priorities and preferences (health care, education and pay equity) as they head into the final weeks of the 2018 midterm campaign.

This includes strong support for Planned Parenthood (66% favorable view) as a uniquely trusted voice and provider of healthcare services to women in Texas. Additionally, women voters surveyed expressed overwhelming support for access to reproductive health care, including abortion, and a favorability for Democratic candidates who back Planned Parenthood.

“The poll results reaffirm that women voters listen to and trust Planned Parenthood Action Fund on issues affecting women’s health in Texas. PPTV PAC has a critical role to play in getting out the vote and helping elect more women’s health champions, who will stand up to Trump’s and Gov. Abbott’s dangerous agendas, into office,” said Yvonne Gutierrez, Executive Director of PPTV. “Early voting starts next week and Election Day is 18 days away — we will continue talking to voters at their doors, over the phone and online to elect more leaders to the Texas legislature who are committed to fighting for our health and our rights, no matter what.”   

More than three-in-four women voters surveyed (77%) do not want to see Roe v. Wade overturned  and among those, nearly seven in 10 (68%) say that they feel strongly about this issue. PPTV is running a robust campaign to reach 100,000 Planned Parenthood supporters and likely supporters across the state.

References:

PPTV Poll, October 2018 — View memos regarding Planned Parenthood Support Among Women Voters and Summary of Findings on Texas Women Voters.

PPTV Poll, October 2018 — Download crosstabs.

Additional polling data available upon request.

CONTACT: Alyah Khan, Communications Manager | C: 682.250.0458 | alyah.khan@pptexasvotes.org

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Planned Parenthood Texas Votes (PPTV) is the nonpartisan policy, advocacy and political arm for Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas.