In spite of what you may have heard about a huge backlash brewing against Republicans, the demise of Roe v. Wade isn’t shaking up the midterms.
“Americans are far more concerned with inflation and gas prices than they are about abortion issues, according to a Tuesday poll from Monmouth University.
The poll is more bad news for Democrats, who have hoped to use the issue to sway midterm election voters. Republicans stand to make large gains in Congress and in state governments across the country as voters are struggling against the rising cost of living.
Monmouth pollsters asked respondents to reveal the biggest issue facing their family right now. 33% said inflation; 15% said gas prices; 9% said the economy; 6% said everyday bills and groceries, and 5% said abortion. …”
Abortion is dwarfed by inflation and gas prices.
I’m pro-life and have a position on the issue. I’m happy that abortion is now illegal in Alabama. It has never been one of my top issues though. I personally won’t be having an abortion and neither will my wife. I will be paying $4 a gallon for gas every single day though because of Ukraine.
Most people on both sides who have an opinion on the issue aren’t motivated enough to vote on the basis of abortion as a single issue. These issue polls which show sweeping majorities support gun control and abortion aren’t reflected in how people vote at the end of the day.
Joe Biden has become more unpopular since the Dobbs decision:
The NPR/PBS poll which showed Democrats up 7 points in the generic ballot was also an outlier. There doesn’t even seem to be much of a bounce in the polls for Democrats in the immediate reaction to the ruling. If Democrats aren’t fired up to vote over it now, they won’t be in November.