Poll: Majority of GOP voters now say Supreme Court should not revisit Roe v. Wade

A majority of GOP voters now say the Supreme Court should not revisit Roe v. Wade, according to a Hill-HarrisX poll released Thursday.

Fifty-two percent of Republican respondents said the Supreme Court should not take a new case on abortion, a 6 point increase from a similar survey conducted in June. 

Overall, the percentage of respondents who said they do not want the Supreme Court to revisit the decision affirming the constitutional right to abortion rose to 62 percent, from 56 percent in June. Support for revisiting the decision dropped 6 points to 38 percent.

Sixty-six percent of independents in the most recent poll said the Supreme Court should consider the 1973 decision settled law, while 68 percent of Democrats said the same.

The margin of error is plus or minus 5.1 percentage points among Democrats, 5.5 points among Republicans and 5.8 points among independents.

The survey comes as the Supreme Court prepares to start a new session next week, in which they are expected to tackle a number of divisive issues, including abortion.

The conservative majority court could announce as soon as this week whether it will take up two cases on abortion laws — one from Indiana and another from Louisiana.

The lawsuit in Indiana challenges that state’s requirements for doctors to obtain “admitting privileges” with local hospitals, while the Louisiana case deals with a law passed in 2016 that requires a woman to have an ultrasound before having an abortion.

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted among 1,000 registered voters from Sept. 28-29. The margin of error for the full sample is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

—Tess Bonn