Today the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) released a national poll of likely voters conducted by OnMessage Inc. that finds a strong majority of voters reject abortion on demand and support limits on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The polling found that likely voters are much more likely to support Republican candidates who back a 15-week limit on abortion versus Democratic candidates who back unlimited abortion.
The polling comes on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court granting review of Mississippi’s 15-week abortion limit in which it will consider the question of whether all “pre-viability” bans on abortion are unconstitutional. The case is Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
The memo reads in part:
“Among other findings, this survey of 1,200 likely voters showed that there is a strong center-right coalition that supports the Supreme Court allowing significant limits on abortion. In short, a strong majority of voters oppose unrestricted, abortion on demand, throughout pregnancy. Additionally, this study strongly indicates that the pro-life side of the issue enjoys significantly more intensity than the pro-choice side. Politically, the pendulum has swung decisively in our direction.”
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- 53% of likely voters are more likely to vote for a Republican candidate who supports a 15-week limit on abortion versus just 28% of voters who prefer a Democratic candidate who supports unlimited abortion up until the moment of birth. Independent voters break strongly to the GOP side by a 54% to 18% margin.
- 55% of likely voters say they are more likely to support a 15-week limit on abortion when they learn that an unborn child has the capacity to feel pain.
- 43% of likely pro-life voters identified abortion as being very important (10 on a 1-10 importance scale) in deciding their vote for an elected official, while only 29% of pro-choice voters said the same.
SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser commented, saying:
“The majority of voters reject late-term abortion and the Democratic candidates who shamefully advocate for it. At 15 weeks, unborn children can feel pain, and most European countries limit abortions at this point. There is strong support among the American people for our nation’s laws to finally catch up with science and international norms.”
SBA List has launched a $2 million video ad campaign asserting the humanity of unborn children. The :30 spot is currently airing on national cable, including on Lifetime and Bravo networks, as well as select streaming services, and in the Washington, D.C. media market on top news stations.