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GOP extremism on abortion opens new lane for Democrats in November

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06.07.2022

The number of registered voters who believe the country is now headed in the "right direction" has fallen to an excessively dismal 10%, according to Civiqs tracking of the issue. Analysts have regularly cited the right/wrong track data as evidence that Democrats—and Democrats alone—are in deep trouble in November since the party that controls the White House usually gets blamed for such excessive pessimism.

But even a cursory look at the graph shows that the share of registered voters who say the country is heading in the "wrong direction" jumped roughly 10 points, from about 72% to 82%, right after the Supreme Court ruling gutting Americans' constitutional rights to abortion.

As veteran pollster Paul Maslin recently observed on That Trippi Show podcast, "Everybody in this country has a reason to be upset about something—everybody does. Everybody has somebody that they're afraid of or angry at, that is somehow afflicting them so that they think things don't work."

Sure enough—the number of Democrats who say the country is heading in the wrong direction in Civiqs jumped nearly 20 points following the Dobbs decision eviscerating Roe, from about 44% to 62%.

Likewise, the number of independents who told Civiqs the country is headed in the wrong direction jumped 8 points since the ruling, from 80% to 88%.

Maslin said he just finished conducting a poll in a state he declined to name in which the "right direction" numbers sat at just 8%.

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