Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sotomayor Polling

I think it's interesting that Rasmussen's poll yesterday showing just 37% of the country in support of Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation to the Supreme Court hasn't received more attention.

We've only polled on Sotomayor in North Carolina but we found pretty similar numbers, with 39% favoring Senate approval here a month ago.

This definitely seems like something where folks might be more comfortable expressing opposition to the nomination on an automated poll than a live interviewer one.

I don't think it means Obama's choice is a bad one- this doesn't seem likely to be a big issue at the polls in either 2010 or 2012 even with those not enthused about the nomination, and women and Hispanics seem by and large happy with it. But I'm not sure I buy into the conventional wisdom that Sotomayor was a broadly popular pick.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I am pretty sure there were a few polls showing her support in the 60's, were there not?

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