A national poll done following the Friday morning explosive Supreme Court news found that the majority of Americans oppose the conservative majority’s decision to reverse the almost 50-year-old historic Roe v. Wade decision, Fox News informed.
The Supreme Court’s decision to return the choice on abortion to the states may encourage more Democrats than Republicans to vote in November’s midterm elections, when Democrats will be defending their precariously thin majorities in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.
The poll also indicates that most Americans are against increasing the number of justices on the Supreme Court, a proposal that many on the left have supported in recent years.
The poll’s respondents, including 45% of those who strongly disagreed, stated they disagreed with the Supreme Court decision by a margin of 56 percent to 40 percent.
A little over three-quarters of the Republicans supported the decision, while nearly nine in ten Democrats disapproved of it.
The judgment was opposed by independents by a margin of 53 to 41 percent.
The survey reveals a startling gap in educational attainment.
According to a Marist press release, education has a significant impact on the results; while those without degrees are split, 69 percent of college graduates disagree with the conclusion.
While two-thirds of all the whites that possess college degrees disagree with the decision, half of the whites that are without degrees favor it.
Of those surveyed, 57% claimed that politics rather than the law mostly guided the choice.
By a margin of 56 percent to 41 percent, Americans are concerned that the conservative majority on the high court will use the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade to reevaluate earlier decisions that protect the same-sex marriage as well as contraception.
In a concurring statement on Friday, Justice Clarence Thomas urged the court to reevaluate a number of other significant rulings, including the 2015 case that established the right to a same-sex marriage.
Whether the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion will significantly impact the existing political environment and affect the upcoming midterm elections is a key question moving forward.