In response to news that SCOTUS will overturn Roe, CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers explained that she’s “Catholic, but *not* like those Supreme Court appointees…I’m more like the majority of Catholics who support Roe.”

Then she shared Pew opinion poll data to back up the claim:

Wait, the Catholic church polls Americans to decide what to do? Who knew!

We’re picturing the pope meeting with Frank Luntz to discuss his latest focus group of American swing-state voters:

And from NRO’s David Harsanyi: “I always knew Catholicism was predicated on Church doctrine. What I didn’t know was that doctrine was malleable, dictated by the vagaries of politics and polling. Fascinating!’:

Eventually, Nate Silver would have to get involved, right?

We’ll also point out that Americans have a very complicated view of abortion and it’s not anywhere close to where Dems are right now:

More on that from RCP’s Sean Trende:

“The maxim ‘twitter isn’t real life’ may apply to no issue more than it does to abortion rights. Most Americans think it should be legal early on, but also regulated/limited, and dislike the practice itself. This opinion also varies widely by state. 1/”

“Most people on this site sort into the relatively extreme positions of the two major parties: Almost no restrictions and government-funded, or made illegal. But when analyzing the impact of this opinion, just remember that most voters don’t sort neatly into either camp. 2/”

“So I come back to where I was last night: Most voters who are highly motivated by Roe are probably already sorted into the parties and highly motivated to vote. 3/”

“I think increased D engagement probably diminishes the likelihood of a “bottom falls out for Democrats” scenario where Republicans gain 40-50 seats, which was increasingly on the table. But I suspect the basic storyline is unchanged. 4/4″


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