Most Americans Want Barrett Seated on Supreme Court (POLL)

Most Americans Want Barrett Seated on Supreme Court (POLL)

( – Washington, DC politics remain deeply divided over Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the US Supreme Court. However, polling data shows most Americans have made up their minds.

On October 20, Gallup reported 51% of Americans support Barrett’s confirmation to the bench, while 46% opposed it. Support for her nomination, however slight, is higher than that for either of President Donald Trump’s other two nominees: Neil Gorsuch in 2017 and Brett Kavanaugh’s in 2018.

Significantly, only 3% of Americans polled had no opinion of her nomination to the bench on September 26. Gallup began measuring public support for Supreme Court nominees in 1987, with an average of 25% of Americans reporting they had no opinion.

Barrett’s eventual confirmation is all but assured in the Republican-led Senate with the Judiciary Committee scheduled to vote on her nomination on October 22. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced the full chamber would begin considering her nomination the following day.

Voting in the upcoming November 3 election takes on increased significance with leading Democrats threatening to retaliate for Barrett’s presumed confirmation. They could very well choose to pack the Supreme Court in the event of a victory by Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

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