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Most Americans Support Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation to the Court

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 By Bryan Bennett
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Key takeaways
  • Three in five are hearing “a lot” or “some” about Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court, and Americans support her confirmation by more than a two-to-one margin.
  • Top reasons to support Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination are her credentials and public bipartisan support.
  • A majority of Democrats and Black Americans say Biden’s nomination of a new Supreme Court Justice makes them more motivated to vote in 2022.

Nearly Two in Three Americans Continue to Trust Biden’s Judgment on Who Should Be the Next Supreme Court Justice

A majority of independents (57%) trust Biden’s judgment on who should be the next Supreme Court Justice.

Biden and Democrats Seen as More Trusted on Supreme Court Nominations

Since the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, there has been a net 16-point increase in trust in Biden and the Democratic Party to handle “putting the right people on the Supreme Court” over the Republican Party among Black Americans (from +49 to +65).

Three in Five Have Heard “a Lot” or “Some” About Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Nomination to the Supreme Court

Black Americans are the most likely to have heard about Judge Brown Jackson’s nomination (72%), and among Black women, the share jumps to 74% who have heard “a lot” or “some.”

While a Majority Support the Senate Voting to Confirm Judge Brown Jackson, a Third Are Still Undecided on the Issue

Among those who are familiar with Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, 73% support the Senate confirming her.

Top Messages for Judge Brown Jackson’s Nomination Include Her Qualifications, Experience, and Bipartisan Praise

Among those who say they are unsure of whether they support Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s appointment, a message about her qualifications, character, and dedication to the Constitution make them most likely to support her (41% more likely).

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

A majority of Democrats (55%) and Black Americans (51%) 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 March 3-7, 2022. Additional interviews were conducted among 100 Hispanic voters, 103 African American voters, 100 independents without a partisan lean, and 74 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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