SCOTUS draft leak may encourage more Republicans to vote

According to new polling, Leftists hope that a leaked draft of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey will energize Democrats and send them to the polls in November may be premature.

A new CNN poll, on the other hand, suggests that the leaked draft may not boost Democratic turnout in the next midterm elections.

“The share of registered voters who say they are extremely or very enthusiastic about voting this fall rose 6 points between the first survey and the second, but that increase is about even across party lines,” CNN stated.

“Among Democrats, 43% now say they are extremely or very enthusiastic, up 7 points. Among Republicans, it’s 56%, up 9 points. And voters who say overturning Roe would make them ‘happy’ are nearly twice as enthusiastic about voting this fall as those who say such a ruling would leave them ‘angry’ (38% extremely enthusiastic among those happy, 20% among those angry),” CNN reported.

According to the poll, a majority of Americans (66%) believe Roe should not be completely overturned, and 59% would support federal legislation establishing a nationwide right to abortion.

However, given the current makeup of Congress and the likelihood that Republicans will gain rather than lose seats in November, this may be a hopeless possibility.

People on both sides began to speculate as soon as the early opinion draft leaked about who might have released it and why.

Liberals speculated that a conservative clerk may have leaked the early judgment — which may or may not reflect the Court’s final ruling — to put pressure on the conservative justices to follow it.

Conservatives, on the other hand, speculated that the leak was likely the work of a liberal clerk hoping to sway the court’s decision, increase Democratic turnout in November’s midterm elections, or pressure President Joe Biden and the Democratic-controlled Congress to codify Roe and pack the Supreme Court before the final decision was announced.

Democrats have already called for Congress to codify Roe v. Wade, and have introduced the Women’s Health Protection Act — but with a 50/50 Senate and Vice President Kamala Harris as the tie-breaker, such a bill cannot pass without every Democrat voting to end the Senate filibuster or agreeing to a carve-out for this issue.