Internal House Democratic polling reveals that the midterm election shifted toward Democrats after the Supreme Court overturned Roe.Abortion Is The Number One Negative Issues For Republicans In Battlegrounds
From a DCCC memo on the midterm election provided to PolitcusUSA:
DCCC’s own data shows Republicans’ extremist retrograde positions on access to abortion continue to be the top testing negative in battleground polls. Across the map, in every region of the country, and with every community in our base and persuasion groups, Republicans are on the wrong side of voters.
Since the Supreme Court’s heinous Dobbs decision, in nearly thirty DCCC campaign polls, GOP attacks on access to abortion register as the top testing negative. And there’s no question why: MAGA Republicans hold extremist views like Yesli Vega (VA-02), who suggested women were unlikely to become pregnant from rape, no exception Republicans like Amanda Adkins (KS-03), Bo Hines (NC-13), and Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02), the 184 incumbents and 38 MAGA Republican challengers who supported overturning Roe, and the majority who voted against enshrining a women’s freedom to choose into law.
Moreover, draconian state laws that target doctors and punish survivors of sexual assault, criminalize abortion, and deputize private citizens to interfere in people’s lives are a terrifying consequence of Republican extremism, and voters reject it.
The Supreme Court Majority May Have Blown The Midterm Election For Republicans
The Supreme Court majority changed the midterm election when they violated precedent and overturned Roe. Abortion is not only the top negative issue for Republicans. It is also a driver of getting Democrats and Independents to the polls to vote.
Republicans have tended to do better in midterms because they are usually lower turnout elections, and the Republican base historically has been more reliable when it comes to voting in non-presidential elections, but that might be changing.
Democrats won the 2018 midterm and the 2020 election. Democratic-leaning voters are showing that they can be just as issue motivated as Republicans.
The conservatives on the Supreme Court gave non-Republican base voters an issue, and the result could be a red wave that is turning a light shade of blue.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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