Final Judgement: Most Americans want Amy Coney Barrett confirmed
Bottom line: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has set Monday as the day the judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation vote will take place before the full senate. Most Americans want their senators to vote yes for her confirmation. Gallup has polled Americans on their feelings regarding Supreme Court nominees dating back to 1987. Since that time, the average Supreme Court nominee has received the support of 48% of Americans surveyed. That means that most Supreme Court nominees have had less support than Amy Coney Barrett.
According to Gallup by a 51%-46% margin Americans want ACB to be the next Supreme Court Justice. At 51%, she not only has 3% more support than the average nominee for the high court, she has more support than President Trump’s two other Supreme Court nominees. Justice Gorsuch polled with 45% support prior to his confirmation and Brett Kavanaugh at 41%. You’ll likely recall that during the Kavanaugh fiasco news outlets regularly reported on the polling of Americans related to his confirmation. Notice how that isn’t happening this time? As I often say, the most pervasive form of bias in news media is omission. This is yet another example.
Both of Florida’s senators, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, have announced support for Amy Coney Barrett and will be voting for her confirmation. That’s what most of us want to see happen. In the eyes of most Americans President Trump saved his best Supreme Court Nominee for last...of his first term.