Anti-abortion legislation has been a hot topic in terms of recent legislative activity in several states. Recently, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed legislation that would make it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion. The intent of this action is to create a legal challenge that will reach all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court for resolution.
But does this action enjoy majority support from the Alabama electorate ? In a bipartisan and joint polling engagement conducted independently of any campaign or organization, JMC Analytics and Polling teamed up with Bold Blue Campaigns to poll attitudes Alabama voters have about various aspects of abortion.
There are two main takeaways from this poll: (1) Alabamians don’t have strong feelings (and are inherently conflicted) about the abortion issue, and (2) they do consistently and strongly oppose the more stringent aspects of abortion restrictions. The poll release can be found here.