BROOKVILLE, NY, October 27, 2020 – Results of a breaking Long Island University Steven S. Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling, and Analysis national poll reveals America’s response to the confirmation vote of new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Approval of new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett occurred last night after a Senate vote of 52-48.
REACTION TO CONFIRMATION OF NEW SUPREME COURT JUSTICE AMY CONEY BARRETT
Americans were asked if they were for or against federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Of the respondents, 41 percent said they were for confirmation, 36 percent indicated they were against, and 23 percent said they didn’t know or gave no answer. Male respondents expressed their approval of the confirmation vote at a higher rate (46%) than female respondents (37%). 78 percent of Republicans said they were for the confirmation. By comparison, 43 percent of Democrats and 33 percent of Independents also said they were for the confirmation.
CONFIDENCE LEVEL OF SENATE VOTE BASED ON MERIT
National poll results found that 47 percent of respondents said they believed the Senate vote for federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court was based on her own merit. Another 53 percent of respondents said that the Senate vote would be approved because the Republicans are the majority. More male respondents believed that the Senate vote would be based on merit (51%) than female respondents (44%). 66 percent of Republicans said the Senate vote was based on merit. By comparison, 5 percent of Democrats and 17 percent of Independents said the Senate vote was based on merit.
Supreme Court Justice Barrett succeeds the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after a month of Senate hearings. Barrett begins her Supreme Court tenure one week before Election Day to be held on November 3, 2020.
This Long Island University Steven S. Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling & Analysis online poll was conducted through SurveyMonkey from October 26–27, 2020, among a national sample of 1,573 adults, ages 18 and up. Respondents for this survey were selected from the nearly three million people who take surveys on the SurveyMonkey platform each day. Data for this week have been weighted for age, race, sex, education, and geography using the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey to reflect the demographic composition of the United States. The modeled error estimate for this survey is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
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The Long Island University Steven S. Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling, and Analysis conducts independent polling, empirical research, and analysis on a wide range of public issues. Our studies inform the public and policy makers about critical issues, attitudes, and trends shaping the world. Faculty and scholars from all schools of study at Long Island University participate in data collection and analysis. Visit liu.edu/Hornstein for more information and results from this national poll.
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