Washington D.C., Oct 31, 2016 / 14:04 pm America/Denver (CNA).
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has backed an end to the Hyde Amendment, which bans most federally-funded Medicaid payments for abortion.
However, only about 36 percent of likely voters want an end to the ban on taxpayer-funded abortion, Politico reports.
About 57 percent of Clinton voters backed an end to the Hyde Amendment. But among likely Trump voters, 77 percent support the Hyde Amendment policy, while only 19 percent are opposed.
The amendment, named for the late U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde, has been added to spending bills in Congress annually for forty years.
The poll, conducted for Politico by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, surveyed 1,492 likely voters Sept. 14-21.