Sixty-four percent (64%)
of men, and 53% of women, believe Senate Democrats should vote to confirm
a qualified conservative nominee.
That view is shared by 61%
of white Americans and 50% of other Americans.
Earlier survey data showed
that 42% of Americans have a favorable opinion of the U.S.
Supreme Court. Nearly
as many, 41%, have an unfavorable opinion. Liberal voters have a higher
opinion of the Court than conservatives.
Sandra Day O'Connor is viewed favorably by 55% of American voters.
Just 17% believe she is politically conservative.
During the battle over
Judicial nominations earlier this year, just 22% of Americans had a
favorable opinion of the
filibuster compromise reached by fourteen Senators.
Data has also
been released on issues relating to the Court including
marriage, and flag burning.
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This survey of 1,000 Adults was
conducted by Rasmussen Reports July 7, 2005. The margin of
sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of