Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has more support than either of President Donald Trump’s previous nominees, a poll released Wednesday found.
A Morning Consult poll released Wednesday found that 51% of voters said the Senate should confirm Barrett, numbers which have risen 3 percentage points from last week. The poll surveyed 1,994 voters between Oct. 16 and Oct. 18 with a 2-point margin of error.
WOW support for Barrett confirmation continues to rise after her hearings— including among Democrats and independents.— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) October 21, 2020
? All Voters: 51/28
? Independents: 44/24 (was 38/31)
? Dems: 32/38 (was 27/55)
Dem support has gone up nearly 20% since 9/26.https://t.co/A3LZSmamws pic.twitter.com/paAD8ifVF3
New support for Barrett comes primarily from independents, the poll found. Forty-four percent of independents now back her confirmation, and Democratic support for Barrett is up 5 percentage points from last week to 32%.
Democratic support for Barrett is also up 18 percentage points from the day that Trump nominated Barrett.
Over a third of voters polled say they have heard “a lot” about Barrett’s confirmation hearings—numbers that are higher than the 27% of voters who said they heard, saw, or read about 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and Trump’s televised town halls.
An EWTN News and RealClear Opinion Research poll released Monday evening also found that 46% of Catholics support Barrett’s confirmation. Twenty-eight percent of Catholics opposed Barrett’s confirmation, and 27% of Catholics said they needed more information.
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