Abortion Rises in Importance as a Voting Issue

Tuesday, the Pew Research Center released a new poll that shows abortion gaining ground on the economy as a top voting issue for Americans in November’s midterms.

In March of this year, 43% of respondents stated that abortion was an important issue in the midterm election. That number is now up to 56%, with the increase coming after the Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade. The poll found that 71% of Democrats consider abortion their top voting issue, tied with gun control. Health care led the way for them, with 77% of Democrats calling it their top voting issue.

Among all voters, 77% say the economy is their top issue, including 90% of Republicans and 67% of Democrats. Only 41% of Republicans call abortion a top issue in the election. Read more