New polling shows that a majority of Americans support the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court while a majority do not support packing the Supreme Court.
According to The Daily Wire:
New polling from Gallup shows another bump in voters’ approval of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. A 51 percent majority of those surveyed are in favor of Judge Barrett’s confirmation, while 46 percent do not want to see her seated on the bench of the high court
“A slim 51% majority of Americans support federal judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the U.S. Supreme Court seat left vacant by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death last month. At the same time, 46% of U.S. adults do not want Barrett to be seated, and 3% do not yet have an opinion of her nomination,” the pollster said in a release.
“Republicans’ support for Barrett’s nomination is also higher than any other nominee dating back to 1987. Nearly nine in 10 Republicans (89%) support her compared with 76% who were in favor of Kavanagh and Gorsuch,” Gallup said in a release. “Independents’ 52% support for Barrett’s confirmation is identical to what it was for the woman who she would be replacing, Ginsburg. It is also on par with independents’ views of the nominations of Sonia Sotomayor and John Roberts, but it is higher than the last two nominees to the high court — Gorsuch (44%) and Kavanaugh (38%).”
Rough SCOTUS polling for Dems this AM
▪️51% support ACB’s confirmation
▪️52% of Indys support ACB’s confirmation
▪️44% (plurality) support ACB’s confirmation
▪️47% support a vote before E Day
▪️58% oppose court packing
▪️65% of Indys oppose court packing pic.twitter.com/0gW71pRQ4i
— Jesse Hunt (@JJHunt10) October 20, 2020
In terms of court-packing Fox News reported on Americans’ feeling about that:
The same New York Times poll also addressed court packing, specifically whether Democrats should increase the size of the Supreme Court if Barrett is confirmed and Biden wins the election. Of those polled, 58% were against doing this, while 31% were in favor.
A Fox News poll from Oct. 3 – Oct. 6 showed that 41% of likely voters opposed expanding the Supreme Court, with 39% in favor. On Barrett’s confirmation, 49% said they would confirm her, compared to 45% who would not.