Polls: Majority Of Americans Oppose Overturning Roe V. Wade

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.
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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.

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.”

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