A new poll by Yahoo News/YouGov, conducted after the leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s controversial draft opinion regarding overturning Roe v. Wade, suggests the issue could hurt Republicans in the 2022 midterms.
A new Yahoo News/YouGov poll, one of the first to be conducted entirely after the leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s controversial draft opinion, suggests that Republicans risk overplaying their hand on abortion ahead of the 2022 midterms. https://t.co/4lfnNMdEM7
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) May 6, 2022
When asked if the Supreme Court should overturn Roe v. Wade, 51% said no while 31% said yes.
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The survey of 1,577 U.S. adults, which was conducted from May 3 to May 6, found that registered voters initially preferred a generic Democrat (44%) over a generic Republican (39%) by 5 percentage points when asked how they would vote in their district if the congressional election were being held today.
But when voters were asked to choose instead between a “pro-choice Democrat” and a “pro-life Republican,” GOP support fell to 31% while Democratic support held steady — more than doubling the gap between the two candidates, to 13 percentage points.
By the same token, 69% of Americans say they would “oppose Congress passing a law that bans abortion nationwide.”
The April Yahoo News/YouGov poll showed 54% of Americans believe that abortion is “a constitutional right that women in all states should have some access to.”
More polling results:
With Supreme Court poised to potentially reverse Roe v. Wade, most Americans support abortion rights, according to a new @ABC News/WaPo poll. https://t.co/Z2HrWg40Y3 pic.twitter.com/qKZx6W7pEw
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) May 5, 2022
Politico-Morning Consult poll:
57% of voters want SCOTUS to support abortion rights, 28% hope it opposes them.
56% of voters believe abortion should be legal in “most” or “all cases.”
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 5, 2022
CNN Poll: 66% say Roe v Wade should not be completely struck down, and 59% would support Congress passing legislation to establish a nationwide right to abortion, including 81% of Democrats, 65% of independents and 30% of Republicans, the survey finds. https://t.co/gsaiI2sgJT
— Mark Clements (@iMarkClements) May 7, 2022