(TheRedWire.com) – A new poll found that most Ohio voters believe abortion rights should be enshrined into the state constitution. This could prove to be a troubling issue for Republicans, as independents also appear to want to see abortion rights protected.
Following last year’s decision by the Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson, the Women’s Health Organization overturned the previous landmark case Roe v. Wade, which had legalized abortions. The decision led to outrage across the nation and is widely considered one of the reasons why the Democrats performed so well in the 2022 midterm elections and even maintained their majority in the Senate.
Since the Dobbs decision, many states, including some more conservative states, have voted to have abortion rights protected. While Ohio was previously considered a swing state that usually went to the Republicans, abortion rights could be the thing that helps the Democrats win the state.
Reproductive rights advocates have been pushing for amendments that would help protect abortion rights by including them in the state constitution. On Tuesday, a Suffolk University/USA Today poll showed much support for the Amendment among Democrats and independents in the state.
In fact, 58 percent of respondents stated that they supported the amendment in the state constitution, while only 32 percent expressed opposition. Finally, 10 percent of respondents were unsure whether they kept it. More importantly, 68 percent of independents support the amendment, which could be a problem for the Republicans in the next elections.
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