Poll: Dem Support for John Bel Edwards Plummets After He Signs Abortion Bill

Posted on June 11, 2019 12:05 pm

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Democratic governor John Bel Edwards of Louisiana damaged his standing with likely voters in his own party by signing restrictive abortion legislation, with many saying they’d be open to opposing his reelection and supporting a primary challenger, according to a new poll.

Edwards, now in the last year of his first term as governor, recently put his signature on bipartisan legislation making it illegal to perform an abortion once a heartbeat is detected. Voters quickly took notice.

poll of registered Democratic voters conducted by We Ask America just days after the bill was signed into law found that 81 percent