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GOP Wants Trump to Fill Any Supreme Court Vacancy; Democrats Say Wait

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Voters are largely divided along party lines when asked if President Trump should fill any U.S. Supreme Court vacancy this year and whether former President Obama should be considered for the job.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Trump should nominate someone to fill any Supreme Court position that opens up this year. Forty-nine percent (49%) disagree and say the position should be left open for the winner for the 2020 presidential election to fill. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted January 5-6, 2020 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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