Overturning Roe won’t rescue Democrats in midterm elections: Poll


Overturning Roe won’t rescue Democrats in midterm elections: Poll

Anti-abortion and pro-abortion rights demonstrators protest in front of the Supreme Court in June.
  • Even those who oppose overturning Roe v. Wade say the economy is a bigger issue for their vote.
  • Republicans face risks, with an anti-abortion stance at odds with most voters.
  • Most Americans know a family member or friend who has had an abortion.

Democratic strategists who hope a Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade would transform the midterms’ political landscape in their favor may be in for a disappointment.

In a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll, even those Americans who oppose striking down the landmark decision recognizing abortion rights say by 2-1 – 59% to 29% – that the economy will be more important to their vote in November. Seven in 10 say the high court’s action would have no effect on whether they choose to cast a ballot.



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