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New Poll: Abortion Not A Major Factor To Voters In Elections

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Pro-life activists and abortion advocates are gearing up for an intense political battle in the states if Roe v. Wade and precedent from the decisions that followed it are overturned. And now, a new poll from Politico/Morning Consult shows how Americans might be looking at abortion heading into the midterm elections. 

According to Politico, “42 percent of respondents to the poll said they would vote for a candidate who doesn’t align with their views on abortion, compared to 32 percent who said that the candidate’s stance will determine their vote. Another 26 percent were unsure or had no opinion on the matter.”

The poll also discovered that 44% of people who were part of the survey said they had heard “not much” or “nothing at all” about the Mississippi case. Almost “two-thirds either said they didn’t know how likely the court was to overturn Roe or said the court isn’t likely to overturn the precedent,” the outlet added. 

The poll also went into details regarding how respondents consider abortion in general. 

“A total of 52 percent of respondents said abortion should remain legal in most or all cases, compared to 36 percent who said it should be banned in most or all cases. And 45 percent said Roe should not be overturned, compared to 24 percent who said it should be,” it added. 

The results of the poll might affect some races where Democrats are relying on an active base to rally voters in support of pro-abortion candidates. The reaction of politicians to the case heard by the Supreme Court, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, has been largely focused on calling to codify Roe v. Wade. 

Currently, Roe and subsequent precedent hold that states have to allow a woman to be able to get an abortion up to the point of viability, or when the baby can survive on its own outside the womb. Most states hold this mark at around 20 to 24 weeks.

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), in light of the recent abortion focus, posted an old video of himself as a candidate on Twitter, saying, “The people of Vermont must have a representative who is a strong and unequivocal supporter of women’s rights.” 

He added, “We must pass legislation that codifies Roe v. Wade as the law of the land. And if there aren’t 60 votes to do it, and there are not, we must reform the filibuster to pass it with 50.”

Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) made a similar point over the weekend on “Meet the Press.” 

“This is how our country protected rights and now they’re willing to just flip it on its head,” Klobuchar said of Elena Kagan’s points concerning Roe. “And so what is the answer? The answer may well be doing it through the political process now.”

She added, “I don’t think that’s the right thing to do but it may be the way to do it and I think the best way to do it is not a patchwork of state laws but to put it, codify Roe v. Wade, put it into law and we even have some pro-choice Republicans that have signaled interest in doing that.”

Democratic Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) joined the discussion, tweeting, “All three of my daughters were born after Roe v. Wade – it’s unfathomable that they could soon live in a world where they would have fewer protected rights than when they were born. It’s time to codify abortion access in law.”

Last week, Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) reportedly commented on the possibility of creating a law regarding Roe, as well. 

“Senator Collins supports the right to an abortion and believes that the protections in the Roe and Casey decisions should be passed into law. She has had some conversations with her colleagues about this and is open to further discussions,” a spokeswoman said, per NBC News.

In September, the House of Representatives voted to pass a bill “creating a statutory right to abortion,” The Daily Wire reported. It did so with zero Republican votes. 

Politico noted of its poll: “The POLITICO/Morning Consult poll was conducted after the arguments on the Mississippi case, from Dec. 4 to 6, 2021, and surveyed 2,000 registered voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 2 percentage points.”

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