Americans are seemingly pushing back against a recent trend that has seen multiple states pass more restrictive abortion laws.
According to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Sunday, 58 percent of Americans said, “abortion should be legal in most or all cases.” That is an increase of 8 percent from a similar poll conducted just last year.
The results show a boost from registered Democrats, with 81 percent supporting abortion “in most cases,” while 55 percent of Republicans say the procedure should be illegal “in most cases.”
Eighty-five of Americans support “abortion when the mother’s life is in danger and 59% said abortion should be legal when there is evidence that the baby is physically or mentally impaired,” according to Reuters.
The poll also found that only 9 percent of registered Republicans and 11 percent of registered Democrats want a presidential candidate who would make abortion a primary focus of their campaigns.