Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Poll: 53% Of Americans Don't Want Senate To Block Obama SCOTUS Nominee
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has stated that he and his fellow Senate Republicans feel Americans should have a voice in who selects the next Supreme Court justice.
Well, it looks like "the people" want President Obama to name a nominee, and they don't want the Senate to block that nomination.
A new poll from Rasmussen Reports, a typically right-leaning polling outfit, shows that voters would rather Obama to fill the vacancy rather than waiting until after the next presidential election.
The poll found that 51 percent of likely voters believe that Obama nominate Scalia’s successor, and 53 percent believe the Senate should not “reject or refuse to consider” the nomination.
Only 35 percent favor the kind of obstruction advocated by McConnell.
In the last couple of days, at least three Republican Senators - Sen. Ron Johnson, Sen. Thom Tillis and Sen. Chuck Grassley - have signaled they might be open to hearings or a vote on an Obama nominee.
More at Think Progress.
Posted by Randy Slovacek at 2:52 PM