Post-decision poll: By 50% to 37%, Americans oppose the Supreme Court overturning Roe v WadeTaylor Orth, Linley Sanders & Carl Bialik, YouGov
Half of Americans – 50% – expressed opposition to the Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in a poll conducted on Friday, shortly after the decision was released. More than one in three (37%) support the Court’s decision. Men are significantly more likely than women to support the decision – 45% of men are in favor of it compared to 29% of women. Republicans (71%) are far more likely to support it than Democrats (18%).
Biden's Economic Disaster Means Election Success for GOP, TrumpJohn McLaughlin & Jim McLaughlin (McLaughlin & Associates), Newsmax
This national poll of 1,000 likely voters conducted June 17 to 22 says that with 137 days to election day, if Americans can survive economically, they will finally vote to end the pain, suffering, and pessimism that President Biden and his Democratic majorities are inflicting upon them.
What equity in the workplace meansIpsos
We unpack in five points what we’ve learned about women in the workforce.
Americans connect extreme heat and climate change to their health, a survey findsMolly Peterson, NPR News
From higher electricity bills to worsened health, more than half of Americans have felt the impacts of extreme heat, according to a new survey released by NPR, Harvard University and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. That percentage is even higher in California, where heat was the top climate impact, reported by 71% of those surveyed.
Pennsylvania: 2022 Climate and Energy SurveyMuhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion and Muhlenberg College Sustainability Studies Program
Three out of four Pennsylvanians (75%) indicate that there is solid evidence that temperatures on earth have risen over the past four decades, marking the highest level of acceptance of global warming among residents of the state since measurement began in 2007.
Massachusetts: Nearly Two-thirds of Mass. Residents Disagree with Supreme Court Decision Overturning RoeUniversity of Massachusetts
As the Supreme Court has now officially overturned the landmark 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, giving states the ability to independently determine a woman’s right to abortion, the results of a new statewide University of Massachusetts Amherst / WCVB Poll find overwhelming disagreement with the court decision.
New Hampshire: Two-Thirds in NH Disapprove of Biden's Handling of EconomyUniversity of New Hampshire Survey Center
A growing majority of Granite Staters disapprove of President Joe Biden's overall job performance and two-thirds, a record high, disapprove of his handling of the economy.
America Is Growing Apart, Possibly for GoodRonald Brownstein, The Atlantic [via opiniontoday.com]
It may be time to stop talking about “red” and “blue” America. That’s the provocative conclusion of Michael Podhorzer, a longtime political strategist for labor unions and the chair of the Analyst Institute, a collaborative of progressive groups that studies elections. In a private newsletter that he writes for a small group of activists, Podhorzer recently laid out a detailed case for thinking of the two blocs as fundamentally different nations uneasily sharing the same geographic space.
Abortion and motivation to voteCharles Franklin (Marquette Law School), PollsAndVotes
Are abortion policy preferences linked to motivation to vote and to concern about the issue of abortion, and what role does partisanship play? I assess this using data from the Marquette Law School Poll of 803 Wisconsin registered voters, conducted June 14-20, 2022, a week before the US Supreme Court struck down the Roe v Wade decision on June 24, but well after the draft opinion in this case became public in May.
Supreme Court goes against public opinion in rulings on abortion, gunsMichael Scherer, Washington Post [via opiniontoday.com]
The U.S. Supreme Court’s new majority boldly signaled with twin rulings this week that public opinion would not interfere with conservative plans to shift the nation’s legal landscape.
Overturning Roe Flies in the Face of American Public OpinionMelissa Deckman (Washington College), Public Religion Research Institute
Banning abortion, which may indeed become the new law of the land for many states in the country with Roe overturned, simply does not have close to majority support nationally — and never has.
Roe v. Wade overturned despite public opinionWilliam A. Galston, Brookings Institution
What do Americans think about abortion, and how will they react to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade? Although the relationship between attitudes on abortion and on Roe is complex, recent surveys suggest some clear conclusions.
How G.O.P. Support for Decriminalizing Abortion Faded Over DecadesBlake Hounshell, New York Times
Before the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, more Republicans than Democrats backed decriminalizing the procedure. But a political and religious coalition rose and took the party in a new direction.
Roe v. Wade Defined An Era. The Supreme Court Just Started A New One.Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, FiveThirtyEight
The fight to overturn Roe helped define the last 40 years of American politics. Now, the fight over how far Dobbs’s mandate should stretch may define the next 40 years. Soon, many Americans will have to decide, perhaps for the first time in their lives, how they actually feel about legal abortion. And how much they care that abortion rights were given, and then taken away.
Voters may be a lot angrier about Roe’s repeal than the right assumesPhilip Bump, Washington Post [via opiniontoday.com]
Speaking to Fox News soon after Roe was overturned, Donald Trump insisted that things "will work out for everybody." That theory is about to face a serious test.
Dems hope to harness outrage, sadness after abortion rulingSteve Peoples & Mike Catalini, Associated Press
The shock quickly turned to sadness for Victoria Lowe. The 37-year-old lawyer, working outside a cafe in suburban Bucks County, Pennsylvania, said she couldn’t believe the Supreme Court stripped away the constitutional right to abortion that women have had her entire life. In the immediate aftermath of one of the Supreme Court’s most consequential rulings, it was too soon to know how deeply the political landscape had shifted. But in this politically competitive corner of one of the most important swing states in the U.S., embattled Democrats hope to harness the emotion from women like Lowe to reset what has been an otherwise brutal election year environment.
By ending national abortion rights, Supreme Court lights a fire in the 2022 electionSahil Kapur, NBC News
Democrats immediately sought to channel the backlash into votes in the fall midterm elections. Republicans were split, with some celebrating and others downplaying the ruling.
‘It’s Become Real’: Abortion Decision Roils Midterms, Sending Fight to StatesKatie Glueck, New York Times
Democrats hope the fall of Roe v. Wade will jolt abortion rights supporters into action in midterm elections. But is it enough to turn voters’ attention away from inflation?
Recession or no recession: Who’s a voter to believe?David Winston (Winston Group), Roll Call
Just months ago, President Joe Biden boldly asserted that inflation was going to be ‘transitory’
What Happens if the GOP Tries to Leave Trump BehindJeff Greenfield, Politico Magazine
A Trump who is denied the 2024 nomination — which, by his account, must have been the product of horrible, disgusting cheating the likes of which nobody has ever seen — is a Trump with the inclination and the resources to run an independent campaign for president. And he’ll have enough true believers to doom whoever the GOP nominee is.
Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. WadeFiveThirtyEight Politics podcast
On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its past rulings that granted a constitutional right to an abortion. Legal reporter Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux speaks with Galen Druke about the arguments behind the justices’ opinions, where the legal debate goes next and how the decision contrasts with most Americans’ opinion on abortion.
Jan. 6 Has Surfaced America’s Disdain for DemocracyThe Ezra Klein Show podcast, New York Times
Jamelle Bouie explores what the Jan. 6 hearings reveal about America’s political project.