But don't take my word for it, take it from FoxNews.
The [FoxNews] poll finds that 59 percent of Americans would oppose the South Dakota law in the state where they live and 35 percent would support it.If South Dakota's ban is aped by other states such as Mississippi, Missouri, Alabama, or West Virginia it appears that the GOP risks losing quite a few independent *and* GOP voters. In South Dakota, a state where Bush's approval is 47%, current support for the ban is split right down the middle, 45-45.
The South Dakota law is clearly too narrow for many Americans, as more than seven in 10 (74 percent) think abortion should be legal in the cases of rape or incest — including majorities of independents (82 percent), Democrats (79 percent) and Republicans (67 percent).
Fully 83 percent of Americans think abortion should be legal if the pregnancy puts the mother’s life at risk, and another 62 percent think it should be legal if the mother’s mental health is at risk.
Here is a breakdown of what Americans think about the legality of abortion overall:
19 percent say abortion should be legal in all cases;Hmmm. Doesn't exactly add up to overwhelming support for the South Dakota ban, does it? Unlike other controversial issues such as same-sex marriage, this is something that directly impacts people, as it was recently revealed that 61% of people know someone who has had an abortion.
35 percent say it should be legal in most cases;
24 percent say abortion should be illegal in most cases;
15 percent say it should be illegal in all cases.
If the anti-choice movement wants a referendum on abortion, they just might get it-- but they might not like the results.