Americans say economy, Roe v. Wade decision top voting motivations as midterms approach

“I think if something like Roe v. Wade were to be overturned” and “what was the leaked memo becomes the final decision, I think that should probably be top of mind for people,” one man, Nick, told Fox News. “It feels like there are few issues that are as important as that.”

A draft decision that leaked last week indicated that the Supreme Court appeared ready to overturn Roe v. Wade, returning control to the states on abortion laws. The high court released a statement acknowledging the draft’s authenticity and clarified that it does not represent a final decision on the issue. 

Demonstrators protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday, May 5, 2022 in Washington. A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a Politico report released Monday. Whatever the outcome, the Politico report represents an extremely rare breach of the court's secretive deliberation process, and on a case of surpassing importance. 

Demonstrators protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday, May 5, 2022 in Washington. A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a Politico report released Monday. Whatever the outcome, the Politico report represents an extremely rare breach of the court’s secretive deliberation process, and on a case of surpassing importance.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

VOTERS SHARE HOW SCOTUS LEAK, POSSIBLE ROE V. WADE REVERSAL WILL INFLUENCE THEIR MIDTERM DECISIONS

Cassandra, a Massachusetts voter, said she will “continue to support the politicians who support women’s rights” as she considers her voting decisions for the midterm elections.

If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, the decision won’t have a significant impact on the midterm elections, according to an RMG Research Group survey published Monday. Yet a Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted prior to the draft leak found that a majority of Americans support upholding the original ruling.

One man, Nick, told Fox News the economy was another top priority. He cited inflation and the “cost of living going up.”

Inflation slightly eased to 8.3% in April, but remained near 40-year highs, the Department of Labor reported Wednesday.

Nick says Roe v. Wade and the economy are top priorities for the midterm elections (Fox News Digital)

Nick says Roe v. Wade and the economy are top priorities for the midterm elections (Fox News Digital)

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