Thursday, July 05, 2018
Only A Tiny Minority Want Roe vs. Wade Overturned
Donald Trump has expressed his desire to overturn the Supreme Court decision in Roe vs. Wade (which guaranteed the right of women to control their own bodies regarding the decision to abort or not), and it now looks like he will have the ability to appoint a Supreme Court justice that will be the deciding vote in accomplishing that.
But if he does, he will not be acting in regard to the wishes of most Americans. As the charts above (from two new polls) show, only a tiny minority of 31% would be happy to see that decision overturned. About twice as many people (61% to 63%) do not want the decision overturned. They want the decision to have an abortion left between a woman and her doctor.
The Quinnipiac University Poll was done between June 27th and July 1st of a national sample of 1,020 voters, and has a margin of error of 3.7 points.
The NBC News SurveyMonkey Poll was done between June 27th and July 1st of a national sample of 2,652 adults, and has a 2.5 point margin of error.