Polling Shows Abortion Isn’t the Winning Issue Democrats Hoped It Would Be – Opinion

Democrats are set to take another “L.” As it turns out, the hope they had that the abortion issue would take negative attention off themselves and rally their base was misplaced.

Daily Wire reported that the RNC conducted polling and found that those who participated in the debate about abortion are rejecting Democrat policies.

The polling was conducted after news broke about the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion and found that “even with increased media attention, abortion is not the winning issue Democrats think it is, and the economy, crime, and the border remain the top issues for voters,” the committee said in a release.

Furthermore, only 1 in 5 independent voters said abortion is the main factor for them in deciding which candidate to vote for, and only 16% of independent voters said abortion should be allowed at any time during the mother’s pregnancy and for any reason.

While abortion is an important issue for many voters, it is only the top issue for 9% of voters, the polling found, and when asked if they would be more likely, less likely, or the same amount as likely to vote in the midterm elections based off the recent abortion news, 49% of Democrats said they were more likely, compared to the 48% of Republicans (the RNC called this a “statistical tie between the two parties”).

“Americans overwhelmingly support commonsense pro-life protections and limits on abortion, but Democrats are doubling down on taxpayer-funded, unlimited abortion on demand up to the moment of birth,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told the Daily Wire. “Voters will hold Biden and Democrats accountable for being radical, cruel, and anti-science come November.”

It doesn’t help the Democrats that 85 percent of voters support abortion limits according to the RNC release. The Daily Wire reported that Democrat candidate are afraid to announce any limitations on abortions, fearing angering radical bases.

If I were to guess, this doesn’t necessarily mean that Democrats would drop the abortion issue, they would change the ultimate consequence of abortion being restricted.

You can already see something like this happening when Chicago’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot declared that Republicans would stop at abortion, they’d come for the LGBT community next, and then encouraged people to take up arms.

(READ: Lori Lightfoot Appears to Push for Violent Insurrection With Dangerous ‘Call to Arms’)

Intersectionalism is the next stage. They will tell voters that they’re on a slippery slope and that if Republicans can just take away abortion then what else is next? Lightfoot recommended that there be no more rights for LGBT people. As they did before, they will view abortion as a human right and then ask women about other rights that they could restrict. Minority communities will be most affected, they’ll say, ask what kind of hardships the Republicans will make them endure.

If abortion can’t carry the torch alone, my guess is that they’ll attempt to make the picture much bigger for voters. It wouldn’t do to just simply drop it as they do with other things as doing so might endanger the loyalty of the base, so they’ll likely treat it as a foundation to build an anti-Republican case on.

The question is if the people won’t buy this, will they buy the deluxe version? My prediction is no.

Democrats are just going to have to live with the fact that they’ve shot themselves in the foot too many times to have anything to stand on, at least when it comes to midterms.

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