Abortion is a sticky issue in America today. Americans are firmly divided — and the debate reaches across party lines. It is not a smart move for Democrats to make abortion a campaign issue. And, as we shall see, that sentiment is borne out by the data.
The Democrats have tried to pivot to the abortion question in the last two weeks. Why? Evidently, they think it will motivate their base to come out to vote in November. Nonetheless, the evidence does not support their policy conclusions. As we reported last week, they are not fundraising well off the abortion issue. As POLITICO reports:
“In the 23 hours after POLITICO reported a draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, ActBlue took in just $9 million — just a small uptick from the days prior…
The modest totals, which reached $12 million by midnight on Tuesday, based on a POLITICO analysis of the ActBlue donation tracker, are an early sign that Democrats can’t count on abortion to single-handedly turn around a midterm cycle that’s already trending badly for them.”
Americans are not buying the Democrat red meat. It might sell well for the most radical of voters. But Americans know the Biden Administration is irredeemably terrible — a basket of deplorable policies. As such, the average American voter is not going to jump at the fakes of the Radical Left.
A Rasmussen poll further reveals what we already knew — the Dems are doomed. And abortion will almost certainly not save them. Here are some noteworthy results from the report:
“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 87% of Likely U.S. Voters are at least somewhat concerned about inflation, including 60% who are Very Concerned. That’s barely changed since January.”
But this is not the only news. Voters are also very concerned about violent crime and the border — two issues Biden has failed to address:
“More voters are concerned about violent crime and illegal immigration than about abortion rights. Eighty-three percent (83%) are concerned about violent crime, including 51% who are Very Concerned. Sixty-nine percent (69%) are concerned about illegal immigration, including 47% who are Very Concerned.”
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How does that compare to abortion? Well, the results show, that Americans are much more concerned about the former issues than the latter:
“Sixty-three percent (63%) are at least somewhat concerned about abortion rights, including 42% who are Very Concerned… By comparison, 81% of Republicans, 46% of Democrats, and 53% of unaffiliated voters are Very Concerned about inflation.”
Forgiving the “abortion rights” misnomer, the results speak for themselves. Democrats will not win on abortion, because Americans know the issue should be pushed back to the states. And that’s what the leaked draft decisions concluded. Overturning Roe is not a unilateral effort to constrain women. It is an affirmation of the primacy of states’ rights — a primacy at the center of our constitutional Republic.