Kemp’s Extreme and Dangerous Agenda Underwater With Georgia Voters

July 28, 2022

Gov. Kemp’s Abortion Ban and “Criminal Carry” Law Opposed by Clear Majority of Georgia Voters

A new poll from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows a clear majority of Georgia voters, about 55%, oppose Gov. Brian Kemp’s extreme ban on abortion — including over 60% of independent voters and a quarter of Republicans. Many voters also say a candidate’s stance on abortion will have an impact on their choice in November, with a strong plurality saying they want a candidate who supports the right to choose. 

The new poll on abortion follows a January AJC poll, which showed Kemp’s “criminal carry” law, which makes it easier for criminals to carry a gun without a permit or its background check, is opposed by about 70% of Georgians

Kemp’s Abortion Ban Causing Fear and Confusion for Doctors and Women:

Doctors are reporting they’re reluctant to treat miscarriages, worrying they could face criminal penalties under Kemp’s new law. Health care professionals and legal experts are saying Kemp’s restrictive abortion ban is “chaotic” and “unstable,” due to its broad and far reaching implications that go beyond the criminal abortion statute, leaving many questions unanswered. The unknowns are causing fear and confusion amongst health care professionals, hurting women seeking lifesaving reproductive care.

Kemp’s “Criminal Carry” Law Facing Opposition from Law Enforcement, Mayors, Second Amendment Group, and GOP party members:

Kemp’s dangerous “criminal carry” law has also drawn concerns from law enforcement officers and mayors across the state. Even a Second Amendment advocacy group worried it could have a detrimental impact on public safety, while members of Kemp’s own party are also backing away from his extreme record on guns – from Republican voters to leaders like Kemp’s own Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan.

More on voters’ opposition to Kemp’s abortion ban: AJC poll: Most voters oppose restrictions on abortion, Georgia’s new ban

  • Most Georgia voters oppose a new restrictive abortion law that took effect last week, and many say a candidate’s support or opposition to the procedure will have an impact on who gets their vote, according to a new Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll.
  • In the poll, about 42% of likely voters said they’re more likely to vote for a candidate who wants to protect abortion rights.
  • Almost 55% of voters polled by the AJC said they disagree with Georgia’s new abortion law, which outlaws the procedure in most cases once a doctor can detect fetal cardiac activity — as early as six weeks into a pregnancy and before many know they are pregnant.
  • Those figures align with results of a January AJC poll that found about 54% of respondents opposing the then-pending new law.

More on voters’ opposition to Kemp’s “criminal carry” law: AJC Poll: Georgians oppose permit-less gun carry, repeal of Roe v. Wade

  • Nearly 70% of poll respondents said they do not believe adults in Georgia should be allowed to carry concealed handguns in public without first getting a license.
  • When contacted by the AJC, many voters said there should be some legal step taken before people are allowed to carry a concealed handgun in public.


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