A plurality of voters support the pro-life law in Texas, which effectively bars the deliberate termination of a pregnancy after a fetal heartbeat is detected, a Rasmussen Reports survey released Tuesday found.
“The Supreme Court has refused to block a new Texas law that effectively prohibits most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. Do you support or oppose the Texas law?” the survey asked.
A plurality, or 46 percent, said they support the law, compared to 43 percent who oppose it. Opinions on the Texas abortion law are sharply divided on party lines, as 70 percent of Republicans support it and 69 percent of Democrats oppose it. A plurality of independents, 44 percent, support it as well.
However, respondents were also asked if they support or oppose President Biden’s effort to protect legal abortion, and 46 percent, overall, said they do, compared to 45 percent who said