Right after the Supreme’s threw abortion rulkes to the state’s?
A LOT of women and their supporters where VERY MAD….
So mad that Democrats got good bumps politically….
Those bumps cancelled out thoughts about the economy….
It does not seem like that anger is still helping Democrats….
Republicans running that were ‘against’ abortion have been changing sides or ducking the issue and the emdia has lost interst in it…
Democrats are still trying to highlight the issue…
A majority of Americans thing the Supreme’s throw down was wrong….
This as Americans ARE moving to deal with the future of abortion and contraception on their own….
In the first major election since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the debate over abortion rights has not emerged as a political silver bullet for Democrats, who have largely abandoned hopes that a surge of voter outrage over the decision alone would lift them over obstacles they face in the midterms.
After spending hundreds of millions of campaign dollars on abortion messages — nearly $415 million on ads alone — Democrats have found the impact to be uneven. While support for abortion access is driving the party’s most loyal voters, it does not appear to be outweighing economic concerns for pivotal swing voters.
Strategists and pollsters say voters remain uncertain about the tangle of state laws that have replaced federal protections and about candidates’ positions — one sign that Republicans, who were caught flat-footed by the victory they spent decades working to achieve, may have successfully muddied the waters about their positions.
“These laws can be complicated and convoluted,” Sarah Godlewski, state treasurer of Wisconsin, a Democrat who started a PAC to support state candidates who support abortion rights and flip control of the State Legislature. “It is patchworked across the entire country, it is very confusing.”
Public opinion on the issue hasn’t changed. If anything, voters are more supportive of Roe than they were before it was overturned in a landmark ruling that eliminated a federal right to an abortion. A majority of Americans still support legal abortion, at least through the first trimester of pregnancy. But those views vary by state, with voters in many conservative places where the procedure has been restricted more likely to say abortion should be mostly or fully illegal.
Many Democrats remain optimistic that voters will support abortion rights when the issue is put before them on a referendum….