Women Prefer Kasich to FitzGerald by Double-Digit Lead

Quinnipiac University Poll Debunks “War on Women”

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Today, a Quinnipiac University poll revealed that women prefer pro-life Governor John Kasich to Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald by a double-digit margin, 52-39%. Last summer, FitzGerald made abortion one of the central platforms of his campaign. Earlier this year, his campaign re-focused the election on the abortion issue when he chose pro-abortion activist Sharen Neuhardt as his running mate. 

“FitzGerald did everything he could think of to pander to the abortion industry and perpetuate the ‘war on women’ myth during this election,” said Stephanie Ranade Krider, executive director of Ohio Right to Life. “If anything, this poll proves that advocating for abortion-on-demand is a losing strategy to gain the female vote in Ohio.”

Today’s poll comes just days after the release of the 2013 Ohio Abortion Report, which demonstrated a 9 percent drop in abortions since 2012. Additionally, since the start of 2013, six Ohio abortion facilities have closed or stopped performing surgical abortions. In the last four years, Governor Kasich has signed into law 12 Ohio Right to Life initiatives, including: 

  • Late-Term Abortion Ban
  • De-fund Planned Parenthood
  • Heartbeat Informed Consent
  • Ban on Public Hospitals Entering Into a Transfer Agreement with Abortion Clinics
  • Pregnancy Parenting and Support Act
“Common-sense, compassionate pro-life leadership is winning in Ohio,” said Krider. “We are eager to see what the next four years bring to Ohio’s women and children in protections and advocacy.”
To view the Quinnipiac University poll, click here.

Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 45 local chapters, is Ohio’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement in Ohio, ORTL works through legislation and education to promote and defend innocent human life from conception to natural death.  


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