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Democrats gear up for post-Roe political battle no one could have imagined five years ago

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Amid a handful of unprecedented issues that will drive the 2022 midterms is an impending ruling from the Supreme Court that is likely to overturn 50 years of legal precedent on abortion.

The public is with Democrats on the issue, particularly after news broke last month that the high court's conservative majority was poised to gut the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling guaranteeing abortion rights nationwide. In several recent polls, including NBC News and Gallup, support for abortion rights has reached all-time highs. The NBC survey also found that 63% of respondents supported maintaining the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, while just 30% wanted it overturned.

The question for Democrats isn't whether a ruling striking down Roe will be a shock to the electorate, it's whether the issue can galvanize enough voters to blunt the effects of an otherwise restless electorate amid inflationary pressure, an ongoing pandemic, and global upheaval.........

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