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Toplines - Elena Kagan - May 24-25, 2010

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted May 24-25, 2010

By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* How closely have you followed news stories about President Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court?

 

                                                                       
 

 

 
 

May 24-25, 2010

 
 

May 16-17, 2010

 
 

May 10, 2010

 
 

Very Closely

 
 

37%

 
 

39%

 
 

39%

 
 

Somewhat Closely

 
 

34%

 
 

42%

 
 

38%

 
 

Not Very Closely

 
 

22%

 
 

15%

 
 

19%

 
 

Not At All

 
 

6%

 
 

4%

 
 

4%

 
 

Not Sure

 
 

1%

 
 

1%

 
 

1%

 

 

2* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Elena Kagan?

 

                                                                       
 

 

 
 

May 24-25, 2010

 
 

May 16-17, 2010

 
 

May 10, 2010

 
 

Very Favorable

 
 

15%

 
 

15%

 
 

18%

 
 

Somewhat Favorable

 
 

26%

 
 

28%

 
 

27%

 
 

Somewhat Unfavorable

 
 

24%

 
 

23%

 
 

22%

 
 

Very Unfavorable

 
 

23%

 
 

21%

 
 

17%

 
 

Not Sure

 
 

12%

 
 

13%

 
 

16%

 

 

3* The U.S. Senate has the constitutional authority to confirm all Supreme Court nominees. Based upon what you know at this time, should the U.S. Senate confirm Elena Kagan as a Supreme Court Justice?

 

                                               
 

 

 
 

May 24-25, 2010

 
 

May 16-17, 2010

 
 

May 10, 2010

 
 

Yes

 
 

36%

 
 

39%

 
 

33%

 
 

No

 
 

39%

 
 

39%

 
 

33%

 
 

Not Sure

 
 

25%

 
 

22%

 
 

34%

 

 

4* Regardless of whether or not you believe she should be confirmed, how likely is it that Elena Kagan will be confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice?

 

                                                                       
 

 

 
 

May 24-25, 2010

 
 

May 16-17, 2010

 
 

May 10, 2010

 
 

Very Likely

 
 

55%

 
 

55%

 
 

52%

 
 

Somewhat Likely

 
 

32%

 
 

28%

 
 

30%

 
 

Not Very Likely

 
 

5%

 
 

6%

 
 

4%

 
 

Not At All Likely

 
 

0%

 
 

1%

 
 

1%

 
 

Not Sure

 
 

8%

 
 

10%

 
 

12%

 

 

 

5* In political terms is Elena Kagan liberal, moderate or conservative?

 

                                                           
 

 

 
 

May 24-25, 2010

 
 

May 16-17, 2010

 
 

May 10, 2010

 
 

Liberal

 
 

48%

 
 

47%

 
 

43%

 
 

Moderate

 
 

30%

 
 

32%

 
 

31%

 
 

Conservative

 
 

4%

 
 

3%

 
 

3%

 
 

Not Sure

 
 

18%

 
 

18%

 
 

24%

 

 

 

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence