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JCN Unveils New Polling Regarding Rising Threats, Violence, and Intimidation Tactics Post-Dobbs

Biden and Democrats Wildly Out of Touch, Americans Want Enforcement of the Law to Safeguard Democracy

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Judicial Crisis Network (JCN) released new polling exposing the wide disconnect between American voters and the response of Democrats to the ongoing protests at the homes of Supreme Court justices and the threats and violence against pregnancy help centers and churches since the draft Dobbs leak and subsequent decision overturning Roe v. Wade.

Main Takeaways

Biden’s Policies Defy Democrat Voters

  • The majority (58%) of respondents agreed that Attorney General Merrick Garland should enforce the federal law that prohibits protests at the homes of Supreme Court Justices.
    • Democrats agreed by 11 points (50-39)
    • Independents agreed by 29 points (56-29)
  • 61% of registered voters agree that these types of protests undermine our democracy
    • Democrats agreed by 13 points (52-39)
    • Independents agreed 34 points (60-26)
  • 60% of registered voters agree that Biden should condemn protests at the homes of Supreme Court justices.  
    • Democrats agreed by 12 points (51-39)
    • Independents agreed by 27 points (57-30)
  • 71% of respondents agree that activist groups paying “bounties” for tips about where justices are dining is behavior that goes “too far” (including 61% of Democrats and 69% of Independents).

Violence Isn’t Popular

  • 84% of registered voters agree that those who engage in acts of vandalism and violence against pregnancy resource centers and churches should be prosecuted, including 82% of Democrats.
  • 85% of Democrats believe these acts of violence and vandalism undermine our democracy.

Midterm Implications

  • By 35 points, registered voters are less likely to support elected officials who refuse to speak out against acts of violence against a pregnancy center.

Statement from JCN President Carrie Severino:
“Americans overwhelmingly agree: Threats, protests at the homes of Supreme Court justices, vandalism, violence, and other intimidation tactics undermine our democracy.  From their unwillingness to enforce the law to their dangerous rhetoric, Democrats are putting the justices’ lives at risk.” 

The national poll is detailed in this memo.   

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