Roe v. Wade overturned despite public opinion. Vital to vote Democrat at Mid-Terms

The decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe will not enjoy majority support. Making it vital to vote Democrat at mid-terms

The perception of a rising threat to Roe v. Wade appears to have triggered increased support for abortion rights among Democrats. 

In its most recent survey, Gallup finds that support for abortion without restrictions increased to a record high, as did the share of Americans who identify as “pro-choice.” These shifts are almost entirely the result of changing sentiments among Democrats. For the first time ever recorded, a majority of Americans now regard abortion as “morally acceptable.” And 56% of Democrats now regard abortion as a “very important” issue, compared to just 42% of Republicans.

The decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe will not enjoy majority support.

When Americans are given the choice between overturning Roe and leaving it as it is, between 55% and 60% choose the latter option. When overturning Roe is described as eliminating a “constitutional right,” support for leaving it untouched is even higher. When the choice is characterized as preserving Roe versus returning the matter to the states, the margin in favor of leaving matters as they are shrinks. Even so, when Americans are given the choice between a national standard for abortion and a variety of state laws, they opt for the former. And this means a national standard generally favoring abortion rights. A CBS/YouGov poll found that 58% of Americans would favor a federal law protecting abortion nationwide, while only 33% would support a federal law banning it nationwide—a proposal opposed even by a majority of Republicans.

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