Biden Finds Major Support From One Demographic

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

A recently released poll shows President Joe Biden achieving significant gains among female voters after the overturning of Roe v Wade in June.

On Friday (September 23), Emerson College released a national survey that tracked several political statistics relevant to the upcoming midterms and beyond.

According to Emerson’s stats, Biden has received his highest approval rating for 2022 in the college’s recent survey. Forty-five approve of Biden’s performance as President, compared to 49 percent who don’t and five percent who remained neutral.

Executive Director of Polling at Emerson College, Spencer Kimball attributed the increase in approval — which increased more than disapproval decreased — to female voters.

Kimball noted that “Biden’s increase in approval appears to be driven by women voters,” explaining that the rebound in approval ratings coincided with the Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade.

“Since July, women voters’ approval of the President has jumped 10 points, from 39 percent to 49 percent.”

On June 24, the Supreme Court overturned the 1973 precedent, which gave abortion federal protection. Now the decision on whether abortion is permitted is left to the states.

Following the overturning of the precedent, numerous states enacted anti-abortion laws, primarily through “trigger laws” that would ban abortion as soon as Roe v Wade is overturned.
But other states, like Republican-led Indiana, pursued anti-abortion legislation absent any trigger laws. Instead, despite plenty of pushback, Indiana outlawed most instances of abortion except for incest or rape.

Attempts to codify Roe v Wade into law since the Supreme Court’s ruling have been unsuccessful. But Democrats are using the ruling to get supporters to vote so they can retain their majorities and pass such legislation.

On Friday (September 23), Biden promised he would codify Roe v Wade if two more Democratic Senators get elected to the Senate in November’s midterms.