New Poll: Maine Voters Oppose SCOTUS Nominee Who Would End Roe v. Wade; Sen. Collins Would Face Peril For Voting For Such a Nominee
A new poll, conducted on behalf of NARAL Pro-Choice America by Public Policy Polling in Maine, finds that the majority of voters, including two-thirds of independent voters, do not want to see Roe v. Wade overturned, and would oppose any nominee to the Supreme Court who would overturn it.
The poll also found that a senator who vote for such a nominee would face peril in their upcoming election. When asked whether or not they would like to see the Supreme Court completely overturn Roe v. Wade and outlaw a woman’s constitutional right to have an abortion, 63% of Maine voters said they would not, compared to only 24% who would like to see the landmark decision overturned–over a 2-to-1 margin. Public support for Roe also extended across party lines, with 76% of Democrats, 69% of Independents, and 44% of Republicans in favor of protecting Roe.
A majority of voters, 62%, say they would oppose President Trump nominating someone to the Supreme Court who would vote to completely overturn Roe v. Wade—including 80% of Democrats and 67% of independents. Additionally, the majority of voters, 62%, said they would be less likely to support their Senator if they voted to confirm a candidate to the Supreme Court who would completely overturn Roe and criminalize abortion.
President Trump has promised over and over to appoint Supreme Court justices who will work to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“This poll should send a signal to Senator Collins that a vote for Donald Trump’s nominee will be voting to end Roe, criminalize abortion, and punish women, and doing so is against the express wishes of her constituents,” said NARAL President Ilyse Hogue. “We are the majority and it is well past time that Senator Collins figures that out.”