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Most Americans Support Judge Jackson’s Confirmation to the Supreme Court

Friday, April 22, 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
  • A majority support the Senate’s confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.
  • Nearly three in five say Biden has made the right decisions on Ukraine, though his approval on handling the situation remains split.
  • Most Americans see the United States as being equally or more supportive of Ukraine as compared to other countries.

A Majority of Americans Support the Senate’s Confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

Since early April, there has been a 14-point net increase in the share of independents who support Justice Jackson’s confirmation.

  • There have also been significant increases in net support among Hispanic Americans (by 13 points since early April, from net +28 to +41) and AAPI (27 points, from net +40 to +67).

Majorities Continue to Say Biden Is Making the Right Decisions on Ukraine While Approval Is Just Barely Underwater

Majorities of Democrats (80%) and independents (60%) say he has made the right decisions on Ukraine.

A Plurality of Americans Believe the United States Has Been More Supportive of Ukraine Compared to Other Countries

Independents (42%), Republicans (42%), and white Americans (42%) are more likely to say the United States has been “just as supportive” of Ukraine compared to other countries, while 49% of Democrats say the U.S. has been “more supportive.”

About One in Five Americans Have Played Wordle

Democrats (22%) are more likely to have played Wordle than independents (14%) or Republicans (17%).

 Wordle Players More Likely to Be Dads, Younger, From a Union Household

Those who over-index as avid Wordlers include Dads (33% of them have played it), 18-34 year-olds (32%), those in union households (27%), liberals (25%), and college-educated Americans (23%).

About The Study

This release features findings from national online surveys of 997 registered voters conducted April 14 - 18, 2022. Additional interviews were conducted among 100 Hispanic voters, 101 African American voters, 100 independents without a partisan lean, and 76 Asian American and Pacific Islander voters.

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About Navigator

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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