Poll: Democrats Fall Short of Majority Support to Enact Abortion Legislation

Democrats do not have a majority consensus among voters to enact abortion legislation, a Wednesday Politico/Morning Consult poll revealed.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Tuesday promised a vote to codify Roe v. Wade after a Supreme Court leak revealed the 1973 ruling may be overturned.

“A vote on this legislation is not an abstract exercise,” Schumer said. “This is as urgent and real as it gets. We will vote to protect a woman’s right to choose, and every American is going to see which side every senator stands.”

Only 47 percent support codifying Roe v. Wade. Fifty-three percent of the electorate either opposes abortion legislation or is unsure whether it should be enacted.

Twenty-nine percent have determined they oppose codifying the ruling. Twenty-three percent have not made up their mind.

The overall polling seems to fall along the lines of independent voters, who are also divided on the issue. A majority of independents do not support codifying Roe v. Wade. Only 46 percent support, while 53 percent either oppose or are unsure.