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DeSantis signs Florida's 6-week abortion ban. Could that hurt his presidential chances?

Apr 14, 2023 View Original Article
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    -12% Somewhat Liberal

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    60% ReliableFair

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    10% Center

  • Politician Portrayal

    -37% Negative

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65% : In key states like Pennsylvania and Nevada, Democrats pummeled Republican Senate candidate over their views on abortion -- with great success, as the party held the US Senate.
52% : But with DeSantis on the verge of entering the GOP presidential primary -- for which abortion is often a litmus test for candidates -- Republican state lawmakers delivered their leader a political victory, flexing their super majorities in both Florida chambers to swiftly push through the new restrictions.
48% : In backing a six-week ban, DeSantis fulfilled a campaign pledge to block abortion after the detection of a heartbeat -- just before he is expected to launch his 2024 presidential bid.
46% : In the year following the Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, Democrats have rattled off a series of victories built in part on voters mobilized by abortion.
45% : Bill McCoshen, a veteran GOP consultant in Wisconsin, acknowledged that Democrats have campaigned effectively on abortion there in recent races.
40% :Still unclear, though, is how DeSantis will navigate new pressures from conservative voters, many of whom will expect their next nominee to use the powers of the presidency to end abortion nationwide.
38% : But as he inches toward a national campaign, DeSantis, who rarely sidesteps cultural clashes, has also become oddly muted on abortion since the fall of Roe v. Wade and has avoided laying out a federal platform before jumping into the race.
34% : But he said it will be harder to attack DeSantis on abortion in his state, where the current law, passed in 1849 and reinstated after the fall of Roe, bars abortion without exceptions.
32% :Katie Daniel, the state policy director for Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, said Republican candidates risk looking inauthentic if they try to obfuscate their position on abortion.
30% : In solidly red Kansas, voters last year blocked a referendum that would have amended the state constitution to make abortion illegal.

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