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Women’s Voter Sign-Ups Surge After Roe Ruling, Buoying Democrats

  • Democrats reap gains as focus turns away from Biden’s record
  • November election ‘a lot closer’ than Republicans expected
Demonstrators march after the Supreme Court struck down a national right to abortion, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on July 4.

Demonstrators march after the Supreme Court struck down a national right to abortion, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on July 4.

Photographer: Aimee Dilger/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images

The number of women signing up to vote has jumped in key midterm battleground states since the Supreme Court struck down a national right to abortion, with Democrats benefiting as the issue pushes to the forefront in campaigns.

Women have outpaced men in new voter registrations by 11 percentage points in Ohio, 12 points in Pennsylvania and 15 points in Wisconsin since the court’s June 24 ruling. In Georgia, the margin was 6 points and in North Carolina 7 points.