The percentage of Democrats who believe the Senate should confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court increased by double digits in just a week, a Morning Consult/Politico survey released Wednesday revealed.
The survey, taken October 2-4 among “roughly” 2,000 registered voters, showed support for confirming Barrett to the Supreme Court increasing among Republicans, independents, and Democrats. Democrat support for confirming Barrett jumped to 24 percent — an increase of ten points from the 14 percent who said the same on September 26.
Republican support for confirming Barrett increased by six percentage points, going from 71 percent to 77 percent, and independent support grew from 28 percent to 36 percent.
Overall, a plurality of voters, or 46 percent, believe the Senate should vote to confirm Barrett — a nine-point increase over the course of a week:
Bad news for Senate Democrats: Support for Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination shot up over the past couple of weeks, with nearly half of voters now backing her confirmation, per @MorningConsult/@politico polling.
— Cameron Easley (@cameron_easley) October 7, 2020
Among all voters, the percentage of those who believe the Senate should not vote to confirm Barrett dropped 34 percent to 31 percent. Similarly, the percentage dropped from 59 percent to 52 percent among Democrats and remained steady among independents and Republicans, with 31 percent and 7 percent saying lawmakers should not confirm, respectively.Follow Elite Feed!