NEW MARQUETTE LAW SCHOOL POLL NATIONAL SURVEY FINDS LITTLE CHANGE IN PARTISAN DIVISIONS AND MOTIVATIONS ABOUT VOTING FOLLOWING SUPREME COURT ABORTION DECISION

New Marquette Law School Poll National Survey Finds Little Change In Partisan Divisions and Motivations About Voting Following Supreme Court Abortion Decision

Interviews for this poll were conducted using the SSRS Opinion Panel

A new Marquette Law School Poll national survey finds little evidence that partisan motivation to vote in the 2022 elections has been altered by the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, which had established a right to an abortion. There has been much speculation that this June decision, in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, would change the November outlook.

Yet a comparison of the Marquette Law School Poll’s May and July national survey data finds few elements of change in motivation to vote or in vote choice, despite a substantial drop in public approval of the Court’s handling of its job and a majority of the public opposed to the Court’s decision in Dobbs.

Approval of the Supreme Court’s job performance fell to 38% in July, down from 44% in May and 54% in March. In July, 36% favored the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and 64% opposed that decision, among those with an opinion. (Those particular and certain other data about public views of the Court from this July survey were released yesterday, July 20, and can be found on the Marquette Law School Poll website; this release provides further results of the same survey on national topics.)