(UnitedVoice.com) – It looks like the Democrats plan to go all out to prevent President Trump appointing a new Supreme Court justice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday, September 18. However, a new poll shows that could backfire on them.
The poll was carried out by Marquette University through September 8-15 – before Ginsburg’s death. The 1,523 respondents were asked a series of questions about their own political positions and what they thought should happen if a vacancy on the Court came open. It seems the majority of the American public feel Supreme Court vacancies should be filled as normal in an election year.
A “substantial majority” – 67% – said the Senate should go ahead with confirmation hearings this year, despite the election. Significantly, the figures didn’t vary much with political affiliation.
POLL: A majority of Americans across all political parties favor holding confirmation hearings on a new Supreme Court justice in 2020.
The poll was completed three days before the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.https://t.co/DKF4MCaX7K
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 19, 2020
Independents were most likely to want the hearings to go ahead, with 71% in support, closely followed by 68% of Republicans. But, even among Democrats, the figure was still a clear majority at 63%. Democrats were the most likely to say the appointment of a new justice is very important to them, but it looks like following the rules is even more important.
Pelosi seems to be ignoring this, and it could easily blow up in her face over the next several weeks.
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