Democrats extremism on wrong side of voters on the abortion issue
Yet another poll confirms that the Democratic Party is abandoning the American middle on the abortion issue.This is not a new finding. It just confirms existing positions. Democrats' recent extremism on the issue pushing for abortions right up to delivery and in some cases beyond has riled opponents and caused a backlash against the Democrats.
A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds that only 18% of Americans support third-trimester abortion, very close to the 13% result from an earlier Gallup poll. A plurality of the country, nearly 3 in 10 Americans, believe abortion should only be allowed in cases of rape, incest, and to save the mother's life, followed by 23% who support legal abortion up until the end of the first trimester of pregnancy, or about 13 weeks.
The same share of Americans who support abortion up until the point of birth support making abortion illegal either without exception or only to save the life of the mother. In short, Alabama's much-reviled abortion bill is just as popular nationwide as Democratic officials' abortion stance of choice.