Abortion Access High on List for Voters in Next Midterm Election: Poll

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According to a recent survey, more than half of Americans believe it is critical to vote for a candidate in the midterm elections who supports abortion access, The Hill reports.

According to a Politico-Morning Consult survey published on Wednesday, 58% of participants say it is “extremely essential” or “somewhat important” to vote for a candidate who favors access to the medical procedure in the approaching November elections.

Another 11% believe it is “not very significant,” while another 20% believe it is “not at all.”

When asked how essential it is to support a candidate who opposes abortion access in the midterm elections, just 39% think it is “extremely important” or “somewhat important,” compared to 48% who say it is “not too important” or “not at all.”

The poll also asked participants if they thought the famous Roe v. Wade decision, which established abortion as a constitutional right in 1973, should be overturned.

Moreover, half of the participants (53%) believe the high court’s decision should not be reversed, while 28% believe it should.

The news comes as a draft Supreme Court judgment, allegedly prepared in February, suggested that federal abortion safeguards will be eliminated.

A forced vote on abortion rights legislation is anticipated in the Senate later on Wednesday, though it will fail to meet the requirement of 60 votes to overcome a filibuster.

A total of 2,005 registered voters were polled by Politico-Morning Consult between May 6 and May 9. The poll’s margin of error is plus/minus 2 percentage points.

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