New Poll Shows Oklahoma Voters' Stance On Abortion Ban


Tuesday, May 24th 2022, 5:57 am


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Oklahoma lawmakers have made it clear where they stand on abortion, with several bills restricting the procedure signed into law.

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When Republican lawmakers voted on a total ban, without exceptions for rape or incest, 90% voted in favor while only 2% voted against.

Out of 27 democrats in the state legislature, only Owasso's Democrat Senator J.J. Dossett voted with republicans on legislation that restricts abortion.

The public affairs group, Amber Integrated, questioned 500 registered voters back in December.

The question was the following.

If the U.S. Supreme Court were to overturn Roe v. Wade, should Oklahoma ban all abortions?

The polling shows that in total, just under 1/3 of Oklahomans are in favor of a total abortion ban.

Only 31% of people said yes, while 55% said no.

Almost 80% of democrats opposed a total abortion ban.

Republicans were more split on the issue.

48% of republicans said yes, all abortion should be outlawed, while 40% said no.

As for where the governor stands, he's pledged to sign any new abortion restrictions that come to his desk.