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GOP hopes Roe v. Wade dies as a halftime problem

Republicans are downplaying the impact of the Supreme Court’s recent decision to take down Roe v. Wade will have on the upcoming midterm elections as Democrats have launched a digital ad campaign targeting suburban women and trying to tie the GOP to the landmark abortion ruling.

The Republican State Leadership Committee released a poll memo showing that just 8% of voters think abortion is an important issue, well behind the 37% who highlighted the high cost of living and inflation and slightly behind the 9% who said it did , rising crime is a top issue, The Hill reported on Wednesday.

The memo points out that 60% of Independents named inflation, jobs and the economy as their top concerns, while just 21% named abortion as the “top issue by far”.

“Just over four months into Election Day, the political environment for state Democrats is still a disaster, with state Republicans holding a significant lead on by far the most important issue for voters and the issues Democrats in States trying to take advantage of to distract from Biden’s weak economy will not be prominent enough to bail them out in November,” the election memo said, according to The Hill.

An abortion rights activist raises her sign near the US Supreme Court on June 24, 2022 in Washington, DC
An abortion rights activist protests near the Supreme Court in Washington, DC on June 24, 2022.
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Demonstrators protest against abortion outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Friday, June 24, 2022.
Demonstrators protest against abortion outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Friday, June 24, 2022.
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At the same time, Democrats plan to use abortion to win voters who played a crucial role in electing Joe Biden to the presidency in 2020, The Hill reported.

The Democratic National Committee has made a five-figure ad buy in a number of battleground states, warning that if Republicans win the November election, they would support a statewide abortion ban.

The ad, which targets women ages 18 to 55 on Facebook and YouTube, uses comments from former Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy ( R-Calif.) to make his point clear.

The ad warned that the GOP "don't stop knocking Roe over."
The ad warned that the GOP “will not stop knocking Roe over.”
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While some GOP lawmakers have raised the possibility of a statewide ban since the Supreme Court overturned the 49-year-old Roe verdict on Friday, McCarthy only supports codifying a 15-week limit on the trial, and McConnell has said he doesn’t see one Nationals advance ban comes into effect.

But Pence said after announcing the decision on Friday, “We must not rest and we must not back down until the sanctity of life at the heart of American law is restored in every state in the country.”

Recent polls conducted after the ruling show Americans are more likely to support a midterm candidate who backs passing legislation guaranteeing abortion rights.

The Democratic National Committee on Wednesday launched a five-figure digital ad buy that hit Republicans over the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. pick up calf.
The GOP is downplaying the implications of the decision to have Roe v. knocking down Wade on the midterm elections will have.
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The Democratic National Committee on Wednesday launched a five-figure digital ad buy that hit Republicans over the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. pick up calf.
The DNC on Wednesday launched a five-figure digital ad buy that hit Republicans over the Supreme Court ruling.
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According to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll, just over 60% said the Supreme Court decision made them more likely to vote in November.

The poll found that 78% of Democrats were more motivated to vote, compared to 54% of Republicans and 53% of independents.

A CBS News poll found that 50% of Democrats said the decision will make them “more likely” to vote, compared to 28% of independents and 20% of Republicans.

https://nypost.com/2022/06/29/gop-hopes-roe-v-wade-abortion-dies-as-midterm-issue/ GOP hopes Roe v. Wade dies as a halftime problem

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