Simply weeks earlier than Virginians go to the polls to elect the subsequent Common Meeting, Knowledge for Progress has launched new polling within the state’s best legislative districts that illustrates voters’ lack of belief in Republicans on the difficulty of reproductive rights.
The Nov. 7 Common Meeting elections are the primary state-level races within the commonwealth because the U.S. Supreme Courtroom overturned Roe v. Wade, eliminating federal protections for abortion rights.
The ballot discovered that the majority voters (63%) regard a candidate’s place on abortion of “excessive significance” in deciding who to solid their poll for. Moreover, most voters (56%) don’t belief Republican candidates on the difficulty of abortion.
Nearly two-thirds of voters agree that “politicians shouldn’t intervene in a affected person’s private reproductive healthcare choices.”
Gov. Glenn Youngkin and lots of GOP candidates for the Virginia Home and Senate have endorsed abortion bans, and Youngkin has stated that he’ll “fortunately and gleefully” signal any abortion ban Republicans cross. Youngkin reportedly plans to make enacting a ban on abortion a legislative precedence if Republicans win legislative majorities within the Common Meeting in November.
The 16 polled districts span the state from Hampton Roads to the Richmond suburbs and northern Virginia. The survey was performed from Sept. 16-27, 2023 and polled 2,033 probably voters.