There are some out-of-state and in-state liberals asserting that Texans do not support the late-term abortion ban aka SB5. They seek to stand behind the Greenberg Quilan Rosner poll HERE. However, I assert the GQR is inaccurate.
Media outlets have been reporting on various polls trying to make the case that the legislation is unpopular. However, all these polls show is that — even in a red state like Texas – abortion polls can be easily manipulated.
National Review speaks specifically as to the GQR poll:
A poll commissioned by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner asked a series of loaded questions. They found that a majority of Texans think that there are enough pro-life laws on the books and feel that legislature should be focusing on other issues. This all may be true, but that does not mean SB5 itself is unpopular. Majorities also think that abortion decisions should be made by a woman and her doctor. However, abortion survey questions that include the tacit approval of medical professionals inevitably bias the responder toward greater support for legal abortion.
More importantly, this poll shows that banning abortion after 20 weeks of gestation — one of the provisions of SB5 — has the support of over 62 percent of Texas residents.
Check out the whole article by Michael J. New here: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/351959/yes-pro-life-laws-are-popular-texas-michael-new