Last week, The Washington Post reported on a disturbing Washington Post-Scher School poll that suggests voters who are opposed to the demise of abortion rights in the U.S. are less likely to vote in the upcoming election than voters who support abortion bans. Only 1 in 3 women under 40 responded that they were sure they would vote, despite 65% percent of all surveyed saying that the Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade eroded women’s rights. As usual Republican enthusiasm for voting is higher with 74% of Republicans sure they will vote compared to 62% of Democrats.
It is easy to understand why Democratic voters are discouraged, but, unfortunately, matters could get much worse if Republicans take control of Congress, especially if they get a veto proof majority. Republicans likely would pass a nationwide abortion ban and would hamstring Biden’s ability to get progressive judges confirmed to federal courts.
Democrats need to go all in to hold the House and Senate. As this recent poll shows, getting out the vote is going to be critical. Our local Congressional candidates need our help. Contact them today to contribute and volunteer:
Herb Jones - https://herbjonesforvirginia.com
Josh Throneburg - https://joshforvirginia.com