Poll: Public supports Bachmann's position on HPV vaccine

The survey from The Atlantic reveals more than half of voters oppose the policy lead by Gov. Rick Perry that made the injections mandatory. Despite that approval, many don't agree with the Republican Congresswoman on her suggestion that the vaccine causes mental retardation.
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The survey from The Atlantic reveals more than half of voters oppose the policy lead by Gov. Rick Perry that made the injections mandatory. Despite that approval, many don't agree with the Republican Congresswoman on her suggestion that the vaccine causes mental retardation.

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