Poll: Majority of Americans support Roe v. Wade

Poll: Majority of Americans support Roe v. Wade
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A majority of Americans support Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide, a new Quinnipac University poll found.

The poll found that 63 percent of respondents agree with the court decision, compared with 31 percent who don't.

While 58 percent of Republicans disagree with the court case, a majority of every other group by party, gender, education, age and racial group agrees with it, according to the poll.

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There is only a slight gender difference, the poll found: 65 percent of women agree with the case compared to 61 percent of men.

Roe v. Wade has moved to the forefront of the national conversation over the past several days as President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Democrats debate in Ohio: Who came out on top? MORE gears up to nominate a replacement of retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Many Democrats have expressed concern that Trump’s pick could vote to overturn Roe v. Wade and tilt the court’s scale to the right for the foreseeable future.

“You’re not just voting on if you think Trump should have his nominee,” Sen. Maria CantwellMaria Elaine CantwellOvernight Energy: Trump administration issues plan to reverse limits on logging in Tongass National Forest| Democrats inch closer to issuing subpoenas for Interior, EPA records| Trump's plan to boost ethanol miffs corn groups and the fossil fuel industry Trump administration issues plan to reverse limits on logging in Tongass National Forest Zuckerberg defends meetings with conservative politicians, pundits MORE (D-Wash.) said on Sunday. “You’re voting on whether that nominee is going to change precedent when it comes to a whole host of issues — [including] a woman’s right to choose.”

Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsTrump-GOP tensions over Syria show signs of easing Susan Collins raises .1 million in third quarter Poll: 50 percent of Maine voters disapprove of Susan Collins's job performance MORE (Maine), an abortion rights supporting Republican whose vote is key to confirming Trump’s nominee, said she will not support a candidate that is openly against Roe v. Wade.

Collins has voiced skepticism that the Supreme Court will overturn the Roe v. Wade regardless of Kennedy’s replacement.

“A candidate for this important position who would overturn Roe v. Wade would not be acceptable to me because that would indicate an activist agenda that I don’t want to see a judge have, and that would indicate to me a failure to respect precedent,” Collins said on ABC’s “This Week."

The Quinnipiac poll was conducted from June 27 to July 1, surveyed 1,020 voters nationwide and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.