Voter enthusiasm is waning among people who saw the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade in June as a loss for women’s rights, according to a new poll.
The Washington Post-Schar School poll, released on Friday, found that 65% of respondents viewed the end of legalized abortion nationwide as a “major loss of women’s rights,” but only 52% between them said they were likely to vote in the midterm elections. .
By contrast, 35% of those polled viewed Roe’s ouster as a major loss, but 70% said they were likely to vote in November.
Those who said abortion should be illegal were also more likely to vote (66%) than those who said it should be legal (55%). And Republicans said they were more likely to vote (74%) than Democrats (62%).
The Post-Schar School poll surveyed 1,026 American adults July 22-24 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.