Support for Amy Coney Barrett's Confirmation Soars Among Democrat Voters
Morning Consult/Politico poll polls shows support has jumped since nomination
Despite attempts from the radical-left to disrupt President Donald Trump's nomination for the Supreme Court, support for Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation has soared among Democrat voters, according to a new poll.
The new Morning Consult/Politico poll released on Wednesday shows that support among Democratic voters for confirming Barrett has increased by double digits in just a matter of days.
“Democrats are losing the Supreme Court messaging war, new polling indicates, with support for Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation trending in the GOP’s direction,” Morning Consult said in a Wednesday news release.
“Nearly half (46 percent) of voters in an Oct. 2-4 Morning Consult/Politico poll said the Senate should confirm Barrett — up 9 percentage points since President Donald Trump announced her nomination on Sept. 26 — as more voters say the chamber should consider her elevation to the high court as soon as possible, regardless of who wins next month’s election.”
“The share of voters who said the Senate should reject her nomination dropped 3 points, to 31 percent, from polling conducted on Sept. 26,” the release continued.
"Both polls were conducted among roughly 2,000 registered voters each, with 2-point margins of error."
"Seventy-seven percent of GOP voters back Barrett’s confirmation, up 6 points from late last month," Morning Consult added.
"Among independents, the share who said she should be confirmed increased 8 points, to 36 percent, while the share of Democratic voters who said she should be confirmed increased 10 points, to 24 percent.”
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Meanwhile, the number of voters who say the Senate should reject Barrett’s nomination dropped three points to 31 percent, according to Yahoo.
Both Republicans and Democrats now support Barrett’s confirmation in greater numbers, with 77 percent of GOP voters saying she should be confirmed, a six-point jump from the end of September, and 24 percent of Democratic voters saying so, a 10-point increase.
Independent voters favor Barrett’s nomination at 36 percent, up eight points from two weeks ago.
Trump nominated Barrett last month to fill the seat left vacant by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last month.
Her death immediately upended the election cycle as Republicans work quickly to confirm a new justice and Democrats prepare to oppose Trump’s nominee to fill Ginsburg’s seat.
Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee plan to begin confirmation hearings on Barrett’s nomination on October 12.
Since Barrett’s nomination was announced, some Democrats have suggested or said directly that they are open to adding justices to the Court should Barrett be confirmed.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said last month that “nothing is off the table” if Democrats gain control of the Senate.
Last week, Schumer and Senator Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, called for the upcoming confirmation hearings for Barrett to be postponed to allow Barrett and senators who were potentially exposed to the coronavirus to be tested and isolate.
Their demand came after President Trump and several Republican senators announced they had tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Morning Consult/Politico poll was conducted from October 2 to 4 and surveyed about 2,000 registered voters.
The margin of error is plus or minus 2 percent.