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July 5, 2018 / Press Releases

New Poll: Alaska Voters Oppose SCOTUS Nominee Who Would End Roe v. Wade; Sen. Murkowski Would Face Peril For Voting For Such a Nominee

For Immediate Release: July 5, 2018
Contact: [email protected]

A new poll, conducted on behalf of NARAL Pro-Choice America by Public Policy Polling in Alaska, finds that the majority of voters, including two-thirds of independent voters, do not want to see Roe v. Wade overturned, and would oppose any nominee to the Supreme Court who would overturn it.

The poll also found that a senator who votes for such a nominee would face peril in their upcoming election. When asked whether or not they would like to see the Supreme Court completely overturn Roe v. Wade and outlaw a woman’s constitutional right to have an abortion, 56% of Alaska voters said they would not, compared to only 32% who would like to see the landmark decision overturned–a nearly 2-to-1 margin. Public support for Roe also extended across party lines, with 76% of Democrats, 67% of Independents, and 28% of Republicans in favor of protecting Roe.

A majority of voters, 55%, say they would oppose President Trump nominating someone to the Supreme Court who would vote to completely overturn Roe v. Wade—including 78% of Democrats and 66% of independents. Additionally, the majority of voters, 53%, said they would be less likely to support their Senator if they voted to confirm a candidate to the Supreme Court who would completely overturn Roe and criminalize abortion.

President Trump has promised over and over to appoint Supreme Court justices who will work to overturn Roe v. Wade.

“This poll should send a signal to Senator Murkowski that a vote for Donald Trump’s nominee will be a vote to end Roe, criminalize abortion, and punish women, and doing so is against the express wishes of her constituents,” said NARAL President Ilyse Hogue. “We are the majority and it is well past time that Senator Murkowski figures that out.”


NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”

Everyone should be able to decide if, when, how, and with whom they start or grow a family.

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