The reality on the ground and a sign that voters are sometimes smarter than we imagine.
Meanwhile . . .
MISSOURI DEMOCRATS ARE SO HAPLESS THAT THEY CAN'T LEVERAGE HISTORIC RESISTANCE AGAINST ABORTION CRACKDOWNS INTO ELECTION VICTORIES BECAUSE THE QUALITY OF THEIR CANDIDATES IS SO MEDIOCRE!!!
Or at least that's what the data might lead some political experts to believe . . .
Meanwhile . . .
Some of us doubt the broad support for abortion and believe that the public conscience is torn on the bummer issue and OVERALL most people want government & politics out of their personal life & medical decisions -- A classic libertarian and conservative stance.
Still . . . Some number crunching is worth considering from the other side in order to better understand the issue . . .
According to a poll commissioned for St. Louis University and YouGov, 75% of respondents want exceptions for people who become pregnant due to rape or incest. And 48% would vote for a hypothetical ballot initiative repealing the new law.
On its face, that should be encouraging to people who want to elect more Democrats to federal office — where Congress could pass a law guaranteeing the right an abortion in all states. But the same poll seems to indicate that while Missouri voters don’t like the new law, they’re not willing to take it out on candidates who support it.
The poll found that Republican U.S. Senate nominee Eric Schmitt is leading Democratic nominee Trudy Busch Valentine by 11 percentage points. Schmitt signed paperwork minutes after Roe was overturned to enact the abortion ban — while Busch Valentine has made advocacy for legal abortion a central aspect of her campaign. Another poll, from Remington and MoScout, also showed Schmitt winning by more than 10 percentage points.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
More Missouri voters say they would overturn the near-total abortion ban than would keep it. But at the same time, polls show Republican Eric Schmitt - who signed the paperwork enacting the ban - with a significant lead in the U.S. Senate race.