WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new poll commissioned by Independent Women’s Voice (IWV) and conducted by Wes Anderson of OnMessage reveals that 84% of likely Republican primary voters support safe access to contraceptives, with 74% strongly supporting. This finding is consistent across gender, age, and education.
The poll also found that these voters draw a clear distinction between methods that prevent pregnancy, such as the pill and IUDs, and medications that end pregnancy. Nearly 83% of likely Republican voters who self-identified as pro-life agree that supporting legal and accessible contraception is a pro-life position, with this attitude among all GOP primary voters strongest among suburban women and women under age 40.
The poll was fielded July 5-7, before the Democrats introduced the Protecting Access to Contraception Act H.R. 8373 in the House of Representatives, and explores the implications of a post-Roe political environment for the Republican base, particularly with regards to safe contraception.
Heather R. Higgins, CEO of IWV, said, “The claim that the GOP wants to restrict contraception is yet another harmful hoax, designed to instill fear and distract from real concerns. Conservatives understand real women’s concerns and the importance we place on having safe contraception. The Left is deliberately misrepresenting both what conservatives believe and what the Supreme Court said in the Dobbs decision, which Republican primary voters emphatically agree with — that the Court’s decision in no way affects the availability of safe contraceptives, which GOP voters nearly unanimously see as a good thing.”
The survey was conducted by OnMessage Inc. between July 5 and 7, 2022 among 1,000 likely Republican primary voters nationwide, with a margin of error of + / – 3.1%.
Independent Women’s Voice is an advocacy 501(c)(4) that fights for women and families by effectively expanding support among women, independents, and millennials for policy solutions that aren’t just well intended, but actually enhance freedom, opportunities, and well-being.