POLL: Americans Like Neil Gorsuch And Want Him Confirmed To The Supreme Court

Democrats probably won’t like this news very much but it is what it is. The American people like Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch.

And believe it or not, this report comes from CNN:

Gorsuch nomination meets with positive reception

Americans’ first impressions of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch tilt positive, and a plurality say the Senate ought to vote to confirm President Donald Trump’s selection to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.

Overall, 49% say the Senate should vote to confirm Gorsuch, who is a federal judge. That’s roughly the same share that said so about Samuel Alito in 2005 and Sonia Sotomayor in 2009 shortly after their nominations were announced. Support for Gorsuch is just a hair below that of former President Barack Obama’s selection for the same seat, Merrick Garland (52% supported a vote in favor), who did not receive a hearing or confirmation vote in the Senate.

About half say Gorsuch’s ideological position is about right (49%), less than said so about Garland (56%). About a third, 34%, say they think Gorsuch will be too conservative, higher than the share who said so of other successful GOP nominees Alito (29%), John Roberts (24%) or Clarence Thomas (20%).

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Now let’s get this man confirmed so he can get to work!


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