Women Don't Trust Palin on Abortion: Poll

54% of all voters think Planned Parenthood trustworthy; 24% think same of Palin
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 6, 2010 7:30 AM CST
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin greets fans and supporters as she signs her book "America by Heart," during a book signing event, Nov. 27, 2010, in West Des Moines, Iowa.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

(Newser) – Most American voters—particularly women—don’t trust Sarah Palin on women’s health issues like abortion, sex ed, and birth control, a Planned Parenthood poll finds. While 54% of voters consider Planned Parenthood trustworthy on women’s health, only 24% find Palin trustworthy on the matter. The numbers inch up when just women voters are considered: 58% trust the family-planning organization; 22% trust the ex-governor, Politico reports. The organization polled 802 voters split evenly across party lines early last month.

Some 43% of voters say Palin is “out of step” with their views on women's health issues; 31% say their views align with hers. The poll also found that 74% of voters are against a tax hike on health insurance plans that include abortion, 74% oppose abstinence-only education, and 56% don’t know John Boehner’s position on reproductive issues.

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