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Wed Aug 3, 2022, 03:43 AM

Poll: Over half of U.S. voters say abortion is "very important" for midterms elections

https://www.axios.com/2022/08/02/half-voters-abortion-november-midterm-elections

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, 55% of voters say abortion is a "very important" issue to consider when deciding how to they will vote in November's midterms, up from 46% in February, according to a new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The big picture: While abortion is a motivating issue for some voter groups, it's eclipsed by inflation, including rising gas prices, which 74% of respondents say is "very important."

Yes, but: "Lower-turnout midterm elections can be a game of inches, and abortion could make a difference, especially if gas prices continue to fall,” KFF President and CEO Drew Altman said.

“It’s motivating a lot of younger women to vote, and most Democrats, half of independents and even some Republicans plan to vote for candidates who support abortion access.”

By the numbers: 77% of Democratic voters said they considered abortion to be a "very important" issue, an increase from 50% in February.

For Democratic women, the number increases to 82% post-Roe, from 55% in February. Approximately three in four (73%) women voters of reproductive age, 18-49, say abortion is a "very important" issue.

The number has decreased for Republican women: 60% in February said abortion access was "very important, and now 44% say the same.

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Reply Poll: Over half of U.S. voters say abortion is "very important" for midterms elections (Original post)
Demovictory9 Aug 3 OP
BigmanPigman Aug 3 #1
vercetti2021 Aug 3 #3
True Blue American Aug 3 #5
True Blue American Aug 3 #4
vercetti2021 Aug 3 #6
True Blue American Aug 3 #7
uponit7771 Aug 3 #8
True Blue American Aug 3 #9
uponit7771 Aug 3 #10
True Blue American Aug 3 #11
uponit7771 Aug 3 #12
True Blue American Aug 3 #2

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 04:27 AM

1. We knew this would be the silver lining to the SCOTUS ruling.

The GQP is going to have to stick with the economy as their main issue and try to avoid this.

"Economy. vs. Abortion" will be the the battle in the midterms.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 05:06 AM

3. And the shit kicker about that is

Gas is dropping, food prices are also going down. The economy is starting to level out and get better. Only thing they have is their shitty culture wars

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Response to vercetti2021 (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 05:13 AM

5. Amen!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 05:12 AM

4. Even that is fast fading

Stores are dropping prices all over. They stock plied, people refused to buy, so now they need to unload stock.

Walmart is having huge sales, even on Grocerires. Kroger and other stores are advertising to keep up. I am getting rest bargains in apparel, not seasonal, even better on that, groceries!

Gas has dropped to $3.75.

As Kasich one said,” The People have spoken!

Pelosi is facing down China. Biden is winning.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 05:24 AM

6. And lets not forget

Blowing up Al Qaeda's leader. Winning for sure.

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Response to vercetti2021 (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 05:50 AM

7. Right down the line.

Funny thing,, the media pundits are not starting each story with,” Desite falling ratings!”
I gave up on the 2 stations, am sick of the same, tired,old pundits saying the same thing. My favorite show now is Shep Smith on CNBC and my favorite poster here just introduced me to Dan Abrams, who used to be A vP at NBC. He is now on News Nation or YUTUBE.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 06:00 AM

8. Yep, Wholesale inventory rose **AGAIN** in July !!!

My shade tree macro economist prediction is this isn't a recession coming we see in inventories its people stop buying shit.

There's only so much crap a person can stuff in their houses that's not a consumable

https://www.joplinglobe.com/news/wholesale-inventories-rise-1-3-percent-in-july/article_80dafd56-2e3b-5490-acd6-0466a7e1e892.html

The July increase marked the seventh consecutive rise in inventories and followed a 0.3 percent inventory increase in stockpiles in June.

The rise in sales and an even bigger increase in inventories left the ratio of inventories to sales at 1.16 in July. That means it would take 1.16 months to deplete inventories at the July sales pace. That was up slightly from a ratio of 1.15 in June.

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 06:05 AM

9. Would you say,

“ The Times, They Are A Changing!

Thanks for the reports.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 06:09 AM

10. Structurally? Yes, times are repeating itself or at minimum rhyming circa 1919 right before the...

... roaring 20s.

America is going towards negative unemployment where there aren't 2+ people per job any longer it's now around 1+ and getting lower by the month.

You can't take 1 million working age Americans out of the work force without having a positive effect on salaries etc

Bottom line, unions should make a come back if we message them correctly IMHO

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 07:09 AM

11. They are already swinging back

In the service sector. That is how they started and made a huge swing in the late 40’s.

Companies learned the either paid decent wages or the workers had Unions. I actually lived those days and remember my family gettin health care. Then slowly, but surely that was sucked away by younger voters who had no idea how hard their parents fought, complained about Union dues, voted Republican.

Then came Reagan and down we went. The circle is complete. What happens next in this country is in the hands of the young.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 07:11 AM

12. +1,

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 04:39 AM

2. Voters in Kansas

Came out in droves to keep their abortion law. Just saw Sebilious , former Governor. Guess that was her law. Her Father was a former Governor in Ohio, Gilligan. A good one.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_J._Gilligan

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