Only 47% Say Biden’s SCOTUS Nominee Should Be Confirmed, Poll Shows
Politico/Morning Consult poll shows voters don't support Ketanji Brown Jackson
A new poll has revealed that Democrat Joe Biden's nomination for the Supreme Court, Ketanji Brown Jackson, has one of the lowest levels of support among voters in recent history.
Just 47 percent of voters say they support Jackson being confirmed to the SCOTUS.
The weak support for Jackson was revealed in a Tuesday Politico/Morning Consult poll.
The survey found that 19 percent of respondents oppose her confirmation, while an unusually large number of independents are wary of Jackson.
Only 39 percent of independent voters say she should be confirmed to the Supreme Court.
Forty-three percent said they have no opinion.
According to Gallup polling, Jackson’s approval rating is less than Barack Obama’s radical nominee Sonia Sotomayor.
Sotomayor had 54-28 approval to disapproval, far greater approval than Jackson’s marks.
Jackson’s polling is also much worse than several other justices:
- Justice Samuel Alito’s (50-25 percent)
- Justice John Roberts’s (59-22)
- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s (53-14)
- Justice Clarence Thomas’s (52-17)
As the @JudiciaryDems begin their confirmation hearings for #KetanjiBrownJackson, I want to remind the media, Democrats, and the American people of the disgusting "high-tech lynching" Clarence Thomas endured by @JoeBiden and Democrats during his confirmation hearing in 1991. pic.twitter.com/6WdRJlPiFJ— Congressman Byron Donalds (@RepDonaldsPress) March 21, 2022
Jackson’s approval number is about the same as the much-maligned Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s popularity before his confirmation hearings started in 2018.
Forty-five percent approved of Kavanaugh’s confirmation, and 46 percent opposed, a Fox News poll found.
Jackson’s poor approval rating may be because voters are distracted by Biden’s chaotic presidency.
Americans in the last year have struggled with record-high gas prices, forty-year-high inflation, a record number of fentanyl deaths, a southern border invasion, supply chain woes, and coronavirus mandates.
The Politico poll sampled 2005 voters from March 18-21 with a margin of error of 2 percentage points.