|For The New York Times, Kate Zernike spoke to PRRI CEO Melissa Deckman about the impact of Dobbs and the evolution in public opinion on this issue on the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision. Deckman pointed to a notable sea change: the increasing number of Democrats and decreasing number of Republicans who say abortion is a litmus test for supporting a political candidate.
As Republican candidates sought to distinguish themselves on the campaign trail, POLITICO Playbook reported on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ six-week abortion ban and used PRRI data to analyze how Republican presidential candidates’ positions compare with public opinions on abortion legality.
Finally, this fall in Ohio, voters enshrined a right to abortion in the state constitution. Ahead of election day, Forbes’ Alison Durkee noted that, according to PRRI polling, 66% of Ohio residents say abortion should be legal in all or most cases and Grace Panetta of The 19th cited PRRI data that only 6% of Ohioans support abortion being banned in all or most cases.