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McKenzie Wilson,

Overturning Roe Widely Out of Step With American Voters

60% of voters support letting Roe v. Wade decision remain, per September poll.


Today, Data for Progress spokeswoman McKenzie Wilson issued the following statement following the leak of a drafted Supreme Court opinion that would see Roe v. Wade overturned by a forthcoming ruling on reproductive rights:

"The right to reproductive care is a fundamental human right, and the intent by this right-wing Supreme Court to overturn Roe is completely out of step with the view of the American people. A majority of voters -- even Republican voters -- support leaving the precedent of Roe v. Wade intact, a crucial fact that the GOP will be reminded of in November if they overrule their own base's wishes.

Democrats have a critical contrast to make this November: Democrats believe that women deserve to have autonomy over their own bodies. Republicans don't."

Data for Progress polling from September of last year finds a strong majority of American voters support letting the Roe v. Wade decision remain. Voters who say the decision should remain in place include Democrats by +62 points, Independents by +41 points, and Republicans by +10 points.

An analysis of the 2020 Cooperative Congressional Election Study published by Data for Progress in December of last year finds a federal ban on abortion fails to achieve above thirty percent of support among voters in all fifty states.

Data for Progress is a multidisciplinary group of experts using state-of-the-art techniques in data science to support progressive activists and causes.