Women support for Abortion has INCREASED…..
Their vote IS a emerging problem for Republican politicans who have increasingly moved away from the hardcore anti-abortion crazies……
Abortion: Abortion policies are shaping candidates’ messaging in the final stretch before midterms. As our Natalie Allison reports, Republican candidates are appealing directly to skeptical female voters who will make or break the party’s drive to retake the Senate majority.
Beyond candidates clarifying — and sometimes softening — their anti-abortion stances, a number of Republican candidates have aired TV ads featuring their wives, including Blake Masters in Arizona, J.D. Vance in Ohio, Adam Laxalt in Nevada, Joe O’Dea in Colorado and Rep. Don Baconin Nebraska.
Internal Republican polling has shown “abortion to be the No. 2 issue to voters behind inflation, suggesting that it’s important for Republicans to quickly correct and control the message on abortion — and then move on,” Natalie writes.
Appealing to female voters has long been an issue for Republicans. And while the economy has remained a top issue for the electorate, as the GOP wants, polling has shown that abortion continues to rise as voters make their decisions….
A sure sign: One after the other, Republican nominees in top Senate battlegrounds have softened, backpedaled and sought to clarify their abortion positions after the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision that overturned Roe v. Wade. Another is that male candidates have begun putting their wives in front of the camera to speak directly to voters in new television ads.
Those ads, along with public and internal polling data, suggest that the GOP’s struggle to attract women voters may turn out to be the biggest obstacle standing between the party and a potential Senate majority in 2023. A Wall Street Journal poll released Thursday showed that abortion was the single issue most likely to drive respondents to vote this fall, above inflation. And 52 percent of white suburban women say they would support a Democratic candidate in the election, the poll found, while only 40 percent said they would vote for the Republican.
“I’m convinced that, based on numbers we have, Republicans have to make some kind of leap on the abortion issue,” said Chuck Coughlin, an Arizona-based GOP strategist. “Because they’re getting killed among women.”…