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86% See Gorsuch Confirmation As Likely

Monday, February 06, 2017

Voters are more supportive of President Trump’s first nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court than they were initially for either of President Obama’s choices and strongly suspect that Judge Neil Gorsuch will be the next Supreme Court justice.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters believe, based upon what they know at this time, that the U.S. Senate should confirm Gorsuch for the Supreme Court seat left vacant last year by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Only 29% disagree, while 20% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 2 and 5, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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