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Stem-Cell Polls


The Center for American Progress is touting the fact that 56 percent of the public wants the federal government to ease restrictions on funding for embryonic stem-cell research. The poll found a 56-41 percent split, which actually strikes me as pretty good. I’d prefer the numbers to be reversed, of course (and I’d prefer a poll question that disclosed that human embryos would be destroyed in the course of the research), but that’s not the kind of overwhelming support we’re often led to believe exists.


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