CNN’s Dana Bash calls abortion a ‘lifeline’ for some Democrats in midterm elections

CNN host Dana Bash called abortion a “lifeline” for Democrats in some areas of the country.

Bash noted how Democrats are using the highly polarizing issue to motivate liberal and independent voters in the upcoming election since the Supreme Court overturned the landmark federal abortion law, Roe v. Wade.

“It depends on where you go, but it’s obviously a — forgive me — a lifeline for some Democrats in tough areas that they didn’t expect until Roe was overturned,” Bash said.

CNN's Dana Bash called out Democrats for using the end of Roe to their advantage.

CNN’s Dana Bash called out Democrats for using the end of Roe to their advantage.
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CNN’S DANA BASH DEFENDS BIDEN’S ‘SEMI-FASCISM’ JAB ABOUT GOP: HE WAS ONLY TALKING ABOUT ‘TRUMP SUPPORTERS’

Bash found that focusing on abortion worked in some races in swing districts by appealing to voters who might not have been single-issue voters before the court’s Dobbs decision.

However, she revealed that the economy still prevailed as the biggest concern of the voters she spoke to.

“My anecdotal experience, and it’s really anecdotal, Poppy, is that voters I found who were a little bit in the swing areas, when I just asked open-ended questions, were much more focused on economic issues rather than abortion,” she said .

Bash added that was not the case in states like Ohio and Michigan. The CNN host warned that even Republicans she spoke to were concerned about GOP candidates being too “extreme” on abortion.

In July, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer vetoed $20 million in anti-abortion items in the state budget that would have supported expectant mothers and adoption campaigns.

In July, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer vetoed $20 million in anti-abortion items in the state budget that would have supported expectant mothers and adoption campaigns.
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DEMOCRATS CONTINUE TO CAMPAIGN ON ABORTION, BUT MOST STILL WON’T SAY IF THEY SUPPORT ANY RESTRICTIONS

A Detroit News/WDIV poll in September found abortion ranked as the most important issue for registered voters in Michigan.

Democrats have spent $124 million on political ads mentioning abortion, which is nearly “20 times more spending on the issue than the party did during the 2018 cycle,” according to an AP analysis.

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