March 20, 2005
--Twenty-eight percent (28%) of Americans believe the Supreme Court is
too liberal, 24% say it is too conservative, and 38% say it is
somewhere in the middle.
While the partisan
battle over judicial nominations rages in Washington, a Rasmussen
Reports survey found that just 29% of Americans are following the
story "very closely."
Another 36% are following it "somewhat closely." Republicans are
paying a bit more attention than Democrats or those not affiliated
with either party.
Fifty percent (50%) of
Americans believe that every Presidential nominee should receive
an up or down vote on the floor of the Senate. Just 18% disagree.
When asked if Senate
rules should be changed to give every nominee a vote, 59% say yes and
22% say no. The majority view is shared by 61% of Republicans, 59% of
Democrats, and 56% of unaffiliateds.
(44%) of Americans say they trust Democrats in the Senate more than
President Bush on this issue. Forty-three percent (43%) take the
opposite view and have more trust in the President.
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