Following the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court in June President Joe Biden’s approval rates have increased tremendously according to a new poll released by Emerson College on Friday.
According to the latest poll and statistics, Biden’s approval rates have been the highest they have been in a year. His current approval rates are at 45 percent, with a disapproval of 49 percent. Five percent of responders said that they were “neutral”.
What the poll has also shown is that while his approval rates have grown by 3 percentage points, his disapproval rates have only dropped by 2 percent. Spencer Kimball, Executive Director of Emerson College Polling said that these reasons have in part been affected by the higher number of female voters who currently approve of Biden’s work. This has been driven further up by the Supreme Court decision. Since July, President Biden’s approval rates with women voters have increased by 10 points, going up to 49 percent from 39 percent.
The controversial decision of the Supreme Court overturning “Roe v. Wade”, which was first enacted in 1973 and protected the rights of women to get abortions for close to five decades, has been a big point of contention as many states had trigger laws that banned abortions the moment Roe was overturned. Republican-led states like Indiana, also passed laws almost immediately that would ban abortions in almost all cases excluding cases of rape and incest.
Since then the efforts for Roe v. Wade to be codified have been expanded, but have to this day been unsuccessful. During an event at the headquarters of the National Education Association in Washington, D.C., this past Friday, Biden said that if two more Democrats were elected to the Senate during the next midterm elections, then the Democrats would be able to codify abortion protection.