In response to yesterday’s election victories for reproductive autonomy in Ohio, Virginia and around the…
In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda releases post-Dobbs poll showing Black women plan to vote to save their rights
WASHINGTON — Today, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda released new data from a poll of Black women. The survey was conducted by Perry Undem in September in follow-up to a poll of Black women voters nationally and in seven states — Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas. The September survey was conducted among Black women voters in the seven states to measure the likely impact of the Dobbs decision, among other issues, on Black women’s voting decisions.
“We know that Black women are even more motivated to vote because of the Dobbs decision,” said Marcela Howell, president and CEO of In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda. “Abortion rights are now a higher voting priority across nearly all states, with more voters naming abortion among their top five issues after the Dobbs decision.”
The most significant shift in support of legal abortion was among Georgia voters. Data suggest approximately a 15-point increase in the percentage of Black women who say abortion rights are “extremely important” in getting out to vote. Additionally, voters in these states are opposed to abortion bans and feel much more likely to vote in the midterm elections because of this issue: