New poll finds Americans oppose striking down Roe v. Wade by a 2-to-1 margin

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Americans are opposed to the Supreme Court overturning the landmark 1973 abortion case Roe v. Wade by "a roughly 2-to-1" margin in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, the Post reports. The court has already decided to strike down Roe, according to a draft majority opinion published Monday night by Politico. When the Post-ABC poll was conducted last week, 54 percent said Roe should be upheld, 28 said it should be overturned, and 18 percent had no opinion.

When asked more broadly about access to abortion, more people had opinions. A 58 percent majority said abortion would be legal in "most cases" or "all cases" — slightly above the 55 percent average going back to 1995, and mostly in line with 60 percent in a 2019 Post-ABC poll — while 37 percent wanted it illegal in most or all cases.

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