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A New Statewide UMass Amherst / WCVB Poll Found Overwhelming Disagreement With Last Week’s Decision By The U.S. Supreme Court That Overturned The Landmark 1973 Decision In Roe V. Wade

Nearly two-thirds of the poll’s respondents said the court should not have overturned Roe, with no demographic groups other than Republicans (55%) and conservatives (56%) registering more than 30% support for the court’s decision. Tatishe Nteta, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Poll, said: “The Supreme Court just made the issue of abortion and women’s rights a key factor in the 2022 midterm election. With over one-third of residents of the commonwealth indicating that a decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will increase their likelihood to turn out to vote in 2022, and that this sentiment is most pronounced among Democrats and liberals, this news will likely hurt Republicans on the ballot in Massachusetts and across the nation this upcoming November.” (MassLive, 6/25/22; WCVB [Boston], 6/24/22; News Office release)

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