LA Times: In California’s TV multiverse, there are two separate elections taking place
LA Times – October 19, 2022
By Seema Mehta & Terry Castleman
In the aftermath of the high court’s ruling in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that the U.S. Constitution does not include a right to abortion, states across the nation have moved to restrict or ban the procedure. Democratic strategists say that their most effective message, based on polling and focus groups, is highlighting Republican proposals for a nationwide abortion ban.
“Our voters are very angry about the overturning of Roe vs. Wade. And they’re angry at Republicans over it,” said Jenifer Fernandez Ancona, a co-founder of Way to Win, a group of liberal donors and strategists. “When you talk about abortion, it’s the most motivating issue for our voters, particularly women voters.”
Republican strategists agree that the abortion ruling is probably Democrats’ best hope in the upcoming election. “They really don’t have anything else to run on,” said veteran GOP consultant Rob Stutzman. “Dobbs has been a gift to them.”
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