Plurality Says Most Judges in Ideological
Declining Support for Filibuster Rule Change
April 22, 2005 --Thirty-one percent (31%) of
Americans believe that most of the nation's judges are too liberal,
19% say they are too conservative, and a plurality of 40% say the
judges are somewhere in the middle.
Most Republicans (52%) say judges
are too liberal. Among Democrats, 24% say most judges are too
conservative, 16% say too liberal, and 48% believe they are
somewhere in the middle. Demographic
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While the partisan battle over
judicial nominations rages in Washington, a Rasmussen Reports survey
found that just 31% of Americans are following the
closely." Another 34% are following it "somewhat closely." That's
little changed from a month
Forty-five percent (45%) of
Americans believe that every Presidential nominee should
receive an up or down vote on the floor of the Senate. That's
down from 50% a month ago.
When asked if Senate rules should
be changed to give every nominee a vote, 56% say yes and 26% say no.
A month ago, those numbers were 59% and 22%
Forty-four percent (44%) of
Americans say they trust Democrats in the Senate more than President
Bush on this issue. Thirty-eight percent (38%) take the opposite
view and have more trust in the President.
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