Support for Roe vs. Wade is at an all-time high as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh braces for his confirmation hearing.
A record 71% of voters oppose overturning the landmark ruling, which in 1973 established woman’s legal right to an abortion, according to a Wall Street Journal-NBC poll.
Just 23% of voters believe the ruling should be overturned, the poll found.
Voters are now more likely to vote for a political candidate who is pro-abortion rights than for one who opposes them.
Forty-four percent of voters said they would support a pro-abortion-rights candidate, versus 26% who said they were inclined to vote for a candidate who seeks to limit women’s reproductive rights.
About three in 10 respondents said a candidate’s stance on abortion wouldn’t affect their vote.
Kavanaugh, whose record shows that he is hostile to Roe vs. Wade, draws little support from voters, the poll found.
Thirty-two percent of voters back his nomination, while 26% oppose his confirmation.
Dramatic change was recorded among independent voters, 76% of whom said they opposed reversing the ruling, up from 64% who who were opposed to its reversal in 2013.