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Americans Support Senate Confirmation of Biden’s Supreme Court Nominee

Friday, February 11, 2022 By Bryan Bennett
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Welcome to NAVIGATOR – a project designed to better understand the American public’s views on issues of the day and help advocates, elected officials, and other interested parties understand the language, imagery, and messaging needed to make and win key policy arguments.
Key takeaways
  • Three in five Americans trust Biden to nominate the next Supreme Court Justice.
  • Americans say making the Court more representative and keeping his campaign promises are the best reasons for Biden to nominate a Black woman as the next Justice.
  • Pluralities across race and party support the Senate confirming the judge who Biden nominates and feel the nomination should be considered immediately, before the November election.

Three in Five Trust Biden’s Judgment on the Next Supreme Court Justice

A majority of independents (60%) trust Biden’s judgment on who should be the next Supreme Court Justice.

Making SCOTUS More Representative and Keeping Promises Are Best Reasons for Biden to Nominate a Black Female Justice

Across all demographics, making the Court look more like America is viewed as the best reason, including 79% of Black Americans, 56% of independents, and even 42% of Republicans.

Pluralities Across Partisanship and Race Support the Senate Voting to Confirm the Judge Biden Nominates

A majority of independents (56%) and 40% of Republicans support the Senate confirming Biden’s pick.

A Plurality of Voters Agree Biden’s Nomination Should be Considered Immediately By the Senate

Independents agree that Biden’s Supreme Court nomination should be considered immediately by 20 points.

Americans See the Nomination of a Supreme Court Justice By Biden as a Motivating Issue to Vote in November

A majority of Black Americans (60%), Democrats (56%), and Hispanic Americans (54%) say it makes them more motivated to vote in November.

About The Study

This release features findings from national online surveys of 1,000 registered voters conducted February 3-7, 2022. Additional interviews were conducted among 101 Hispanic voters, 99 African American voters, 100 independents without a partisan lean, and 78 Asian American and Pacific Islander voters.

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In a world where the news cycle is the length of a tweet, our leaders often lack the real-time public-sentiment analysis to shape the best approaches to talking about the issues that matter the most. Navigator is designed to act as a consistent, flexible, responsive tool to inform policy debates by conducting research and reliable guidance to inform allies, elected leaders, and the press. Navigator is a project led by pollsters from Global Strategy Group and GBAO along with an advisory committee, including: Andrea Purse, progressive strategist; Arkadi Gerney, The Hub Project; Joel Payne, The Hub Project; Christina Reynolds, EMILY’s List; Delvone Michael, Working Families; Felicia Wong, Roosevelt Institute; Mike Podhorzer, AFL-CIO; Jesse Ferguson, progressive strategist; Navin Nayak, Center for American Progress Action Fund; Stephanie Valencia, EquisLabs; and Melanie Newman, Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

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