A majority of 75.8 percent of voters believe that the pro-abortion protests at the homes of Supreme Court justices is “unacceptable,” according to a new poll.
The poll, conducted by The Trafalgar Group and Convention of States Action from May 6 to May 8, also found that 52.3 percent of voters believe the White House’s initial refusal to condemn the protests encouraged violence and unlawfulness.
The 1,082 respondents were asked, “do you believe that publishing the home addresses of the five U.S. Supreme Court Justices and calling for protests at their private homes is an acceptable way to protest the High Court’s upcoming decision on Roe v. Wade?”
The view that the protests are “unacceptable” crossed party lines, with a 66.6 percent majority of Democrats, 86.5 percent of Republicans and 75.1 percent of independents saying so.
“These numbers make it clear that the Biden Administration’s refusal—both to forcefully condemn these illegal demonstrations and to enforce laws protecting Justices of the United States Supreme Court—is wildly unpopular with voters,” said Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States Action, in a statement about the poll results.
“While this poll cannot measure the outrage that Americans feel because of this politically-driven double standard of injustice, in which supporters of a radical leftist agenda can essentially do whatever they want while good citizens suffer, voters’ outrage will be expressed at the polls in November,” Meckler continued. “From the riots in our cities they encouraged and supported, to refusing to condemn protesting at the private homes of Justices of the United States Supreme Court, Democrats are out of step with the vast majority of Americans, regardless of political party.”
According to their website, the Convention of States Action is “a grassroots network of over 5 million supporters and volunteers” with a “mission to restore a culture of self-governance in America and to curtail federal overreach.”
Pro-abortion activists marched into the neighborhood of Justice Samuel Alito on Monday evening in protest of the leaked opinion he authored to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Pro-Abortion Activists Protest Outside the Home of Samuel Alito (VIDEO)
As Timcast previously reported, activists also gathered outside the homes of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday evening.
The protests were organized by a group called Ruth Sent Us, who had published the home addresses of the justices earlier in the week and called for people to join them to protest.
The White House refused to condemn the activists or urge them to choose another location when pressed about it last week.
“These activists posted a map with the home addresses of the Supreme Court justices. Is that the kind of thing this president wants to help your side make their point?” Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked during a White House press briefing on May 5.
Jen Psaki says Biden has no position on pro-abortion activists posting a map of the HOME ADDRESSES of Supreme Court justices pic.twitter.com/MKoDJLr8CW
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 5, 2022
“I think the president’s view is that there’s a lot of passion, a lot of fear, a lot of sadness from many, many people across this country about what they saw in that leaked document,” Psaki responded. “We obviously want people’s privacy to be respected. We want people to protest peacefully if they want to protest. That is certainly what the president’s view would be.”
Psaki later tweeted that, “[President Joe Biden] strongly believes in the Constitutional right to protest, but that should never include violence, threats, or vandalism. Judges perform an incredibly important function in our society, and they must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety.”
The protests are in response to a draft opinion showing that the Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, which was leaked to Politico.
“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the document labeled, “Opinion of the Court.” “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”
Until the opinion is signed, justices can still change their minds. In the meantime, Roe v. Wade remains in place.
If Roe is overturned, abortion law will be returned to the states to decide.