To hear Democrats and the liberal media tell it, overturning Roe v. Wade will somehow turn around yield a massive bump for Democrats and turnaround their dismal election prospects. Not so much.
A new YouGov/Economist poll of 776 likely voters from June 25 to June 28 showed 45% of voters would support their Republican congressional candidate, as opposed to 40% for the Democrat. Not only do Republicans retain their generic ballot lead (which in and of itself is a rarity because typically Democrats have a lead in most all election years) but they actually gained 1% from the poll conducted before SCOTUS reversed Roe.
The poll is a one percent increase from YouGov’s poll last week, which had Democrats at 41 percent.
Interactive Polls tweeted the results Wednesday (LV stands for likely voters):
“Generic Congressional Ballot Trends: Before vs After Roe v Wade decisionRepublicans/Democrats (YouGov, LV)
June 21 poll: 45/41 (R+4)
June 27 poll: 45/40 (R+5)
Republicans GAINED 1 Point after SCOTUS Overturned Roe v Wade”
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A generic ballot poll question asks likely midterm voters whether they would vote Republican or Democrat in November’s congressional general elections, leaving out the specifics of the candidates in the individual races.
The YouGov/Economist poll surveyed 1,500 U.S. adults, including 1,359 registered voters and 776 likely midterm voters and contained a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.
As LifeNews reported, the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, with a 6-3 majority ruling in the Dobbs case that “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion” — allowing states to ban abortions and protect unborn babies. The high court also ruled 6-3 uphold the Mississippi 15-week abortion ban so states can further limit abortions and to get rid of the false viability standard.
Chief Justice John Roberts technically voted for the judgment but, in his concurring opinion, disagreed with the reasoning and said he wanted to keep abortions legal but with a new standard.
Texas and Oklahoma had banned abortions before Roe was overturned and Missouri became the first state after Roe to protect babies from abortions and South Dakota became the 2nd. Then Arkansas became the third state protecting babies from abortions and Kentucky became the 4th and Louisiana became the 5th and Ohio became the 6th and Utah became the 7th and Oklahoma became the 8th and Alabama became the 9th. This week, Mississippi became the 10th and South Carolina became the 11th,Texas became the 12th with its pre-Roe law and Tennessee became the 13th.
Michigan, Wisconsin and West Virginia have old pro-life laws on the books but there is question about whether they are applicable and will be enforced.
Ultimately, as many as 26 states could immediately or quickly ban abortions and protect babies from certain death for the first time in nearly 50 years.
The 13 total states with trigger laws that would effectively ban all or most abortions are: Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.
“Abortion presents a profound moral question. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” Alito wrote.
“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences,” Alito wrote. “And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division.”
This is a landmark day for the Pro-Life movement and our entire nation. After staining the moral fabric of our country for nearly 50 years, Roe v. Wade is no more.
Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer authored a joint dissent condemning the decision as enabling states to enact “draconian” restrictions on women.