According to a recent Iowa Policy and Opinion Lab (IPOL) poll — conducted by University of Iowa faculty and students between January 13 and February 3 — a majority of Iowans do not currently support an amendment to the Iowa constitution saying that the state constitution “shall not be construed to recognize, grant, or secure a right to abortion”. The Iowa House recently passed this amendment and the Senate is currently considering it (Senate Joint Resolution 2). If approved in the Senate this session, both chambers would have to do so again in 2023 or 2024 before it would appear on the ballot. Topline and details of the survey are linked below.
The poll was designed by the Iowa Policy and Opinion Lab, comprised of University of Iowa faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students. The Iowa Policy and Opinion Lab is co-directed by Profs. Fred Boehmke in Political Science and Kajsa Dalrymple in Journalism and Mass Communication. The poll is a teaching, research, and service project, and collaborated with the Iowa Social Science Research Center directed by Frederick J. Boehmke. The University of Iowa Public Policy Center provided support for this poll as part of its PolicyRISE initiative to expand experiential research for UI students. Students Carolina Herrera, Madison Rush, and Sierra Wicks, Research Fellows for the Iowa Policy and Opinion Lab, assisted with the preparation of this release