WASHINGTON -- Most Americans approve of President Bush's decision to allow limited federal financing of embryonic stem cell research, new polls show. The majorities include Republicans, Democrats and independents.
Up to six in 10 people in polls released Monday by ABC News (56 percent) and CNN-USA Today-Gallup (60 percent) approved of the president's decision.
But the public was more fragmented when asked its preferences. A third would have preferred broader federal funding, a third favored Bush's limited funding, and about a fourth would have preferred no federal funding, according to the ABC News poll.
The president announced Thursday that he will limit federal funding for embryonic stem cell research to stem cell lines now in existence.
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