It turns out that the overwhelming majority of Americans believe the Senate should move forward with Trump’s Supreme Court nominee:
NY POST – Most Americans, regardless of whether they are Republican or Democrat, believe the Senate should move forward with confirmation hearings for a Supreme Court Justice this year, a new poll says.
The Marquette University Law School poll found 67% of respondents believed confirmation should proceed in 2020 while just 32% said the chamber should hold off.
The survey was conducted between Sept. 8 to Sept. 15 — just days before the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from cancer Friday evening.
The poll did not suggest a strong partisan divide over the issue, with 68% of Republicans and 63% of Democrats holding that a nomination vote should take place. Independents supported going forward by a 71% margin.
As you can see this poll was done before Ginsburg’s death, but only right before. Which means it is very relevant to the situation we have now as a result of her death.
It’s also very relevant to the hyperpartisan times we are living in at this moment, showing that even 63% of Democrats were okay with Trump nominating a SCOTUS judge in 2020 and the Senate taking a vote on it as of the last two weeks.
To say this poll is timely would be an understatement. However I do wonder if they repeated the poll now in the wake of Ginsburg’s death, with angry Democrats staunchly opposed to any nominee, if they would get a different result. Before it was just a hypothetical. Now it’s a reality.