The leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision has voters split almost evenly over the landmark abortion ruling.
That's according to Rasmussen Reports.
Forty-eight percent (48%) of likely voters said they would "approve" of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, including 32% who would "strongly approve."
Forty-five percent (45%) would "disapprove" of overturning Roe v. Wade, including 35% who would "strongly disapprove."
A draft of Justice Samuel Alito’s majority opinion was leaked to Politico last week, creating a firestorm of controversy.
In an official statement, President Joe Biden declared that “a woman’s right to choose is fundamental, Roe has been the law of the land for almost fifty years, and basic fairness and the stability of our law demand that it not be overturned.”
Sixty percent (60%) of voters say they agree with Biden’s statement, including 45% who "strongly agree." Thirty-five percent (35%) say they disagree, including 22% who "strongly disagree" with Biden’s “demand” that Roe v. Wade not be overturned.
If the decision is overturned, abortion regulations and laws will be left to individual states.
In his draft opinion, Justice Alito declared that the Roe v. Wade decision “was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences.”
Forty-seven percent (47%) of voters say they agree with Justice Alito’s statement, including 31% who "strongly agree."
Forty-six percent (46%) disagree with Alito, including 33% who "strongly disagree" that Roe “was egregiously wrong.”
To see survey question wording, click here.
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