Supreme Court: Most Voters Don’t Like Picking Justices by Race and Gender
A majority of voters expect President Joe Biden to keep his campaign promise to nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court, but they don’t like the idea of choosing justices on the basis of race and gender.
A new national telephone and online survey by Rasmussen Reports finds that 59% of Likely U.S. voters expect Biden to keep his promise by nominating a black woman to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court created by the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer. Only 19% think Biden will break his campaign promise, while 21% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on January 26-27, 2022 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage.
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