Poll: Ohio voters back abortion amendment, oppose threshold change

A special election in August will decide whether a simple majority or 60% is required in the November election.
Democratic voters were fired up after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

Ohio voters appear set to deliver wins for abortion rights advocates in two proposed constitutional amendments to be decided in the coming months, in a crucial test of what has become a potent political weapon for Democrats.

A new survey conducted by Suffolk University for the USA Today network finds 58% of Ohio voters would back a proposed constitutional amendment to enshrine reproductive rights, including abortion. Just 32% of voters oppose the proposed amendment.

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