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New Polls in NH and NC Find That Voters Want Candidates Who Will Protect – Not Restrict – Abortion Rights

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New Polls in NH and NC Find That Voters Want Candidates Who Will Protect – Not Restrict – Abortion Rights

In case you missed it, last week the DGA unveiled new polling in both New Hampshire and North Carolina that finds protecting abortion rights is set to once again be a winning issue for Democrats in each of the states’ upcoming races for governor – and a big vulnerability for the GOP candidates.

New Abortion Rights Polling in New Hampshire:

  • 63% of voters oppose the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, with only 28% of voters saying they support it.
  • 64% of voters said they would “prefer a governor who supports protecting abortion rights” vs. 26% who “prefer a governor who wants to restrict abortion rights.”
  • 67% of voters said either abortion should be legal in all or most cases.
  • 53% of New Hampshire voters said learning about Kelly Ayotte’s record of supporting the Supreme Court’s overturning Roe v. Wade and leading the charge for a national abortion ban in the U.S. Senate makes them less likely to vote for her.
  • 56% of New Hampshire voters said learning about Chuck Morse’s record of being the “architect” of New Hampshire’s first abortion ban in decades – after he voted against adding exceptions for rape and incest – makes them less likely to vote for him.

New Abortion Rights Polling in North Carolina: 

  • 51% of voters oppose the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, with only 36% supporting it.
  • 52% of voters said they would “prefer a governor who supports protecting abortion rights” vs. only 35% who “prefer a governor who wants to restrict abortion rights.”
  • 56% of voters said either abortion should be legal in all or most cases. Notably, only 9% said abortion should be illegal in all cases, which is the position of GOP frontrunner Mark Robinson, who supports banning abortion with no exceptions.

While the RGA is “encourag[ing] GOP candidates to engage on this issue,” the DGA is celebrating Democratic governors for protecting and expanding Americans’ most basic rights in a new video. Watch HERE.

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