According to a Gallup poll, a larger number of US residents favor Barrett’s appointment than the other two Supreme Court justices who took up the post at Trump’s suggestion.
The majority of US residents support the candidacy of Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the seventh circuit court of appeals for the Supreme Court. This is evidenced by data from the Gallup poll service.
The public opinion poll was conducted from September 30 to October 15, 2020. According to its results, 51% of respondents support Barrett’s candidacy, nominated by the current US President Donald Trump. 46% opposed the idea of her appointment to the Supreme Court, with the vast majority of them being Democrats. Only 3% of respondents found it difficult to give a definite answer.
Gallup emphasizes that more Americans favor Barrett’s appointment than the other two Supreme Court justices who took up the post at Trump’s suggestion. So, the candidacy of Neil Gorsuch in 2017 was supported by 45% of respondents, and Brett Kavanaugh in 2018 – 41%.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Republican majority leader in the upper house of the US legislature, Mitch McConnell (from Kentucky), said that the full Senate of the US Congress would hold a vote on October 26 on Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Democrats have expressed concerns that after approving Barrett’s candidacy, the US President will secure the necessary number of votes in the Supreme Court to cancel the Obamacare health insurance program adopted by the administration of former President Barack Obama. Republicans with a majority in the Senate want to confirm Barrett before the General election, scheduled for November 3.