With the controversy surrounding the confirmation of Jude Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, the percentage of Democrats who agree that the Senate should confirm her has increased by double digits.
Survey Finds Surprising Answers
According to a Morning Consult/Politico survey published Wednesday showed that support from Republicans, independents and Democrats have increased.
The survey took place from October 2-4 and question approximately 2,000 registered voters. Support from Democrats increased to 24 percent which is an increase of ten points from the 14 percent who were questioned on September 26.
Bad news for Senate Democrats: Support for Amy Coney Barrett's nomination shot up over the past couple of weeks, with nearly half of voters now backing her confirmation, per @MorningConsult/@politico polling.
— Cameron Easley (@cameron_easley) October 7, 2020
In regards to Republicans, their support for confirming the judge went up six percent going from 71 percent to 77 percent.
Democrats on Board
Breitbart News reports:
“The shift in opinion comes as Democrat leaders attempt to use the outbreak of Chinese coronavirus within Trump’s administration and among members of Congress — affecting two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee — to halt the proceedings. Calling the nomination “reckless,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) pleaded that it is simply “too dangerous” to proceed with the hearings, slated to begin next week:”
The GOP must halt this increasingly reckless Supreme Court process, and the Senate needs thorough COVID testing now
Americans see the similarity between GOP willingness to put Senators and staff at risk in pursuit of power and their willingness to strip health care from millions
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) October 5, 2020
COVID is having a domino effect in the Capitol, and we need transparency and tracing.
3 GOP Senators have already tested positive, and we do not yet know the full extent of exposure.
If it’s too dangerous to have the Senate in session, it's too dangerous for committee hearings.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) October 4, 2020
Even though top leftist politicians are demanding the nomination process be halted, the survey found that overall voters are in support of the Senate voting on the issue.
Morning Consult reported:
The numbers mark an even larger shift from polling conducted before Barrett’s nomination, when half of voters said the winner of the presidential election should get to pick Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement and 37 percent said Trump should get to make the pick, regardless of the outcome in November. That poll did not mention Barrett’s name.
Even Democratic voters have softened their opposition to Barrett’s confirmation: The latest survey found 59 percent said the Senate should wait to see who wins the election, compared with 79 percent who said in the wake of Ginsburg’s death that the election winner should pick the next justice.
Confirmation Set to Take Place
Despite some Democrat’s heavy objections, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the hearings around Barrett’s confirmation will begin next week.