A new poll commissioned by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and conducted by GQR Research shows that in Senate battleground states, abortion rights remain a relevant and salient issue that provides a significant advantage for Democrats in 2024.
- A recent survey conducted in Senate battleground states demonstrates voters are concerned about Republicans passing a national abortion ban and abortion rights remain a relevant and salient issue.
- This survey clearly shows the energy on this issue has not dissipated since the election, and it provides a significant advantage for Democrats this cycle.
- Voters across the battleground tilt heavily pro-choice and largely believe Republicans will try to ban abortion if they gain control of Washington/Congress. Driving these strong views is a fundamental belief that women should make their own decisions, not politicians.
- A large majority (65 percent) of voters in these battleground states believe abortion should be legal in all or most circumstances and this majority holds among independent voters (68 percent), white college educated men (64 percent), and white non-college women (65 percent). Nearly half (40 percent) of Republicans also believe abortion should be legal in all or most circumstances.
- The top testing messages emphasized that: this is a tough decision, we don’t know a woman’s circumstances, and women, not politicians, should be making their own personal medical decisions. Republicans want to pass a national abortion ban, and without access women will not get the medical help they need, and many will suffer medical emergencies.
Read the full memo here.