Fully 70% of Americans disagree with the idea of allowing private citizens to bring lawsuits against abortion providers. That numbers includes 9 in 10 Democrats, yes, but also more than 4 in 10 Republicans.
Opposition to paying off these complainants is even higher in the poll, with 81% disapproving of the idea — including 2 in 3 (67%) of self-identified Republicans.
Those sorts of overwhelming majorities — particularly on an issue as divisive as abortion rights — are essentially unheard of, but speak to a bipartisan sense in the public that Texas Republicans went too far.
The Point: At minimum, the Texas law will serve as a base-motivating tool for Democrats who are in search of energy in advance of the critical 2022 midterms. At most, the law — and other potential copycats around the country — could jeopardize the GOP’s ability to win over swing voters.