Ali Velshi had Republican Mark McKinnon and Democrat Cornell Belcher, political analysts who agreed that Texas’ anti-woman bill would cost Republicans.
Election 2022 & Texas anti-woman law
These two pundits, Republican Mark McKinnon and Democrat Cornell Belcher, hit the nail on the head as they spoke to Ali Velshi on Texas’ new draconian abortion law. Democrats must politicize what Texas Republicans have done to the nth degree. It is a winning issue because it is a decision that cuts across party lines. Polls indicate that the majority of Americans support women’s right to control their own bodies.
Abortion has long been a contentious issue in the United States, and it is one that sharply divides Americans along partisan, ideological and religious lines.
Today, a 59% majority of U.S. adults say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, while 39% think abortion should be illegal in all or most cases. These views are relatively unchanged in the past few years. The latest Pew Research Center survey, conducted April 5 to 11, finds deep disagreement between – and within – the parties over abortion. In fact, the partisan divide on abortion is far wider than it was two decades ago.
In the latest survey, Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents are 45 percentage points more likely than Republicans and Republican leaners to say abortion should be legal in all or most cases (80% vs. 35%). This gap is little changed over the last few years, but the current divide is wider than it was in the past. For instance, as recently as 2016, there was a 33-point gap between the shares of Democrats (72%) and Republicans (39%) who supported legal abortion in all or most cases.
It’s clear. Enough Republicans along with Democrats and Independents will turn on the GOP if Democrats create the right narrative.
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