(RightIsRight.co) – A new public opinion poll has discovered that US voters consider the Democrats to be “more extreme” on abortion than the Republicans by a wide margin.
This conclusion was reached after the poll asked adult Americans to choose the “more extreme” from two options on abortion policies, National Review reported.
The first one was “allowing abortions up until 9 months of pregnancy for any reason,” typically advocated by the Democrats, and the second one was “restricting abortions to only in cases of rape, incest, and when the life of the mother is in danger” – is associated with the GOP’s stance.
57% of the respondents declared the former “more extreme,” and only 29% chose the latter. The remaining 14% remained undecided.
The poll in question surveyed 1,000 American voters nationwide between October 6 and October 10.
“The new survey may help explain at least part of the reason why the GOP’s post-Dobbs political slump appears to be in the rearview mirror,” the report said.
It referred to Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the US Supreme Court case from June, which overturned the 1973 pro-abortion Roe v. Wade ruling and made abortion a state-level issue.
The report pointed out the anti-abortion ruling was expected to hurt the Republican Party in the polls, but several months later, with three weeks left before the 2022 midterms, that did not seem to be the case.
“The GOP appears to be surging back to pre-summer levels of red-wave momentum,” The National Review said.
Conservative political commentator of the American Enterprise Institute, Matthew Continetti, argued earlier this month that the Republicans were back on track to retake both chambers of the US Congress.
“Not long ago, President Biden and congressional Democrats were riding high. Now it’s autumn, and there is a chill in the air and a change in the political temperature. Republicans, the polls suggest, have a path to a Senate majority. They are on track to take the House. The GOP has recovered from its summer swoon,” Continetti wrote.
According to the report, much of the GOP’s regained strength stemmed from multiple major crises unfolding on Biden’s watch, with each emerging as more important than abortion.
These include sky-high inflation, skyrocketing crime rates, and the enormous illegal immigration crisis.
At the same time, the GOP has “found its footing, after three months of wandering in the wilderness, when it comes to abortion messaging,” the report said.
It emphasized that the way for Republicans to “win on abortion” was not “to avoid or minimize the issue.”
“It’s to go on the attack,” the article said.
It argued that was the “textbook definition of a winning issue” now that 57% of American voters consider “the stance on abortion held by all but one of the candidates in the 2019 Democratic presidential primaries more extreme than the mainstream Republican one.”
EXCLUSIVE: US voters believe that the mainstream Democratic Party’s position on abortion is “more extreme” than the mainstream Republican position by a nearly two-to-one margin. | @njhochman https://t.co/6aqdAe6tRO
— National Review (@NRO) October 19, 2022