A brand new ballot finds that 71% of registered California voters plan to vote for a state constitutional modification defending girls’s proper to abortion.
The ballot launched Wednesday by the Berkeley Institute for Authorities Research discovered majorities of 89% of Democrats and 74% of independents plan to vote for Proposition 1, however solely 35% of the state’s Republicans.
The proposition on the November poll would prohibit the state from denying or interfering with a lady’s proper to an abortion and ensures entry to contraceptives.
The proposition was superior by the state Legislature within the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court docket’s ruling overturning the 49-year-old Roe v. Wade choice and granting particular person states the proper to restrict or ban abortion. The Berkeley ballot discovered 68% of California voters disapproved the the excessive courtroom’s motion.
Whereas the ruling solely affected abortion, 66% of the ballot respondents expressed issues that the courtroom might invalidate previous rulings defending contraceptive rights and same-sex marriage.
Cristina Mora, co-director of the UC Berkeley institute, mentioned the ballot’s findings “present that almost all of California voters disagree with the Supreme Court docket’s latest ruling and approve of measures that may assist to safeguard girls’s rights within the state.”
The ballot comes within the wake of an election in conservative Kansas that overwhelmingly supported abortion rights and the upset victory of a Democratic congressional candidate in New York who campaigned in opposition to the Republican Celebration’s anti-abortion stance.
The ballot was administered on-line in English and Spanish Aug. 9-15 amongst 9,254 California registered voters.