Saturday, June 30, 2018
2/3 Of The Public Says NO To Overturning Roe Vs. Wade
The chart above is from the Kaiser Family Foundation Poll done between June 11th and 20th of 1,492 adults nationwide, and has a margin of error of 3 points.
Right-wingers across the country have been celebrating after hearing that Justice Kennedy is retiring at the end of June. They know that means Trump will get to appoint another Supreme Court justice, and bend the court to the right for perhaps decades. But they know it also means they might finally get something they have been wanting for the last 45 years -- the overturning of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision.
They are positively giddy over Trump's being able to keep a campaign promise -- to nominate anti-choice candidates to the Supreme Court. And these people might get what they want, even though they are just a tiny minority of the American population (about 29%).
The vast majority of Americans (about 67%) say they do NOT want to see Roe vs. Wade overturned. They see that court decision as a rational and reasonable answer to the abortion debate. And that includes 81% of Democrats, 73% of Independents, 65% of men, 68% of women, and 74% women between the ages of 18 and 44.
Only one group wants to see the court decision overturned -- Republicans (53%). And 43% of Republicans also oppose overturning it.
I don't know if the end of Roe vs. Wade can be prevented, but that's what the American public wants. Unfortunately, Trump and the Republicans have shown they don't care what Americans want.