A poll within the last few days shows that the majority of Americans want the United States Senate to move quickly and swiftly to appoint new Supreme Court Justices when one resigns or passes away.
The following is from The New York Post.
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.
The study is similar to 2016 surveys which found large majorities of Americans also wanted to see the Senate take up the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nominee to replace the seat left open by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in Feb. 2016.
The Democrats have played partisan politics with the House for two years, but now seem to be “appalled” that the GOP is now doing the same thing with the United States Senate.
In the words of Barack Obama, “if you don’t like it, go out and win an election.”