CV NEWS FEED // A new Harvard/Harris poll released Tuesday found that a large majority (72%) of Americans would support banning abortions after 15 weeks, and almost half (49%) would support bans at 6 weeks.
Thirty-seven percent of registered voters would support banning abortions almost completely, with exceptions for cases of rape and incest. Overall, 90% of Americans would support some restriction on abortion.
According to the same poll, nearly half (45%) of Americans support the Supreme Court’s ruling that overturned Roe vs. Wade, while 55% oppose it.
The new data marks a dramatic shift in public opinion from as recently as one month before the Supreme Court handed down its ruling in the case of Dobbs vs. Jackson, striking down Roe.
A May Marist poll found that 64% of Americans opposed overturning Roe, while only 33% supported it.
This week’s Harvard / Harris poll also found that 49% of Americans are more likely to vote in November due to the Dobbs ruling. Voting statistics changing so vastly in just one month poses many questions as to how questions of abortion legislation will affect midterm election results.
While some expect voter turnout to dwindle this year, others expect high participation in the wake of the higher-than-usual voter turnout of 2020.