AXIOS May 7, 2022
Democrats are testing a midterm strategy combining abortion rights with a broad array of health care expansion plans, as they try to direct voters’ attention away from vulnerabilities on inflation, crime and the border.
Why it matters: While campaigning on health care helped put Democrats over the top in 2018 and 2020, in this cycle, COVID’s economic and psychological fallout is putting President Biden’s party on its heels.
- But with this week’s Supreme Court leak, many voters’ intense opposition to ending Roe v. Wade — particularly among women, people 35 and younger and people of color — could nudge health issues front and center.
Driving the news: Democratic group Navigator Research on Friday released a memo with new polling data citing strong public...