Sorry Schumer: New Polls Show Americans Want a New Supreme Court Justice ASAP

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Posted: Jul 03, 2018 11:40 AM
Sorry Schumer: New Polls Show Americans Want a New Supreme Court Justice ASAP

Since Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement last week, Democrats have argued President Trump should wait until after the 2018 midterm elections to nominate his replacement. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has been leading this charge. 

But according to a new set of polls the majority of Americans want a new nominee confirmed as soon as possible, not months from now.

First, from NBC News/Survey Monkey

More than six in 10 Americans, or 62 percent, said Trump's nominee, who will be announced on Monday, should be confirmed or rejected before the elections in which control of the House and Senate are at stake. About three in 10, or 33 percent, said the Senate should wait until after the elections, the poll found.

And from Rasmussen Reports:

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters think the U.S. Senate should move as quickly as possible to confirm a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Forty percent (40%) disagree and say the confirmation should be put off until a new Senate takes office in January.

President Trump has been meeting with potential nominees all week and will make a final decision on July 9 about who will replace Justice Kennedy.