PRRI data from 2018 shows that Hispanic Americans are slightly more opposed (48%) to abortion legality than supportive (45%) of it. A majority of Americans (54%) believe that abortion should be legal in most or all cases. According to NBC News, division on this issue could indicate the Hispanic community will be more interested in the debate over when to replace the late Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court. “Even though there are Latino and immigrant voters that don’t always understand the role of the Supreme Court, they do understand there is impact in their life. I think the DACA movement educated a lot of people on the process of the Supreme Court,” says Grecia Lima, national political director for Community Change Action.
Brownstein: What the Supreme Court Fight Means for the Senate Majority
In a new piece for The Atlantic
, Ronald Brownstein examines PRRI data on how Americans feel about abortion legality in states with close Senate battles and what that means for the future of the U.S. Supreme Court. “State-by-state polling results from 2018
, provided to me by the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute, show 56 percent or more of adults favoring abortion rights in Colorado, Maine, and Arizona, where Republican incumbents are endangered,” Brownstein writes. In other possible Senate battleground states, like Georgia and Texas, support for abortion legality is under half. “Support dips to 49 percent in North Carolina and Georgia; 48 percent in Texas, Montana, and Kansas; and 47 percent in South Carolina
,” notes Brownstein.
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