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Thu Jan 13, 2022, 08:38 AM

Abortion grows as priority issue for Democrats: AP-NORC poll

Source: AP

By HANNAH FINGERHUT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Roe v. Wade facing its strongest threat in decades, a new poll finds Democrats increasingly view protecting abortion rights as a high priority for the government.

Thirteen percent of Democrats mentioned abortion or reproductive rights as one of the issues they want the federal government to address in 2022, according to a December poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. That’s up from less than 1% of Democrats who named it as a priority for 2021 and 3% who listed it in 2020.

Some other issues like the economy, COVID-19, health care and gun control ranked as higher priorities for Democrats in the poll, which allowed respondents to name up to five top issues. But the exponential rise in the percentage citing reproductive rights as a key concern suggests the issue is resonating with Democrats as the Supreme Court considers cases that could lead to dramatic restrictions on abortion access.

“The public have lots of things that they want to see government addressing,” said Jennifer Benz, deputy director of The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. “You ask this kind of question in a time of economic turmoil and in the time of a pandemic and all of these other things going on, we might not expect abortion to rise to the top.”



FILE - Stephen Parlato of Boulder, Colo., holds a sign that reads "Hands Off Roe!!!" as abortion rights advocates and anti-abortion protesters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, on Dec. 1, 2021, in Washington. With Roe v. Wade facing its strongest threat in decades, a new poll finds Democrats increasingly view protecting abortion rights as a high priority for the government.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)


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Omaha Steve Jan 2022 OP
GB_RN Jan 2022 #1
peppertree Jan 2022 #3
BlueIdaho Jan 2022 #5
GB_RN Jan 2022 #7
DownriverDem Jan 2022 #2
George II Jan 2022 #4
Demovictory9 Jan 2022 #6

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 10:34 AM

1. If The SCOTUS Strikes Down Roe...

The Democrats, and women, will come out of the woodworks in the Fall. While it's a bad thing for women overall, it could be a good thing for the Democrats at the polls, nationally. I hate to be cynical, but it could save us Congress...

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Response to GB_RN (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 07:54 PM

3. +1

Politics is full of irony.

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Response to GB_RN (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 10:27 PM

5. Ban All Abortions!

Is a great fundraising slogan for conservatives but it’s a disastrous public policy for them staying in office. No matter what anyone says on the church steps, safe abortions are a necessary part of any modern society and everyone knows it.

It’s should also be enough to force a fundamental change to our very political Kangaroo Supreme Court.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 12:26 AM

7. Which Is Why When They've Had The Trifecta At The Federal Level...

They've never delivered on banning abortions for the Talibangelicals. They'd have lost and never regained power...ever.

Moscow Mitch and company knew this and played them for years. But now, it's come home to roost.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 10:56 AM

2. I sure hope

this is one of the reasons that left leaners won't sit out the midterms.

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Thu Jan 13, 2022, 10:53 PM

6. yes

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