Most say wait on Ginsburg seat, while opposing packing the court

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll

9/25/2020 9:12:00 PM

JUST IN: Joe Biden’s supporters are far more likely to say the Supreme Court vacancy makes it more important to them that he wins the election than Pres. Trump's are, new ABC News/WaPo poll finds.

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll

, also finds that Joe Biden leads Trump in trust to handle the issue, by an 8-point margin, 50-42%. Biden’s supporters are far more apt than Trump’s to say the high court vacancy makes it more important to them that he wins the election.The gap is wide: Among people who support Biden, 64% say the opening on the court makes it more important to them that he wins. Among Trump supporters, just 37% say the same; 62% instead say it makes no difference in the importance they place on his winning.

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Supreme Court Of The United Stat/Fred Schilling/U.S. Supreme CourtLeft to right, Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Samuel A. Alito. Standing, from left to right: Justices Neil M. Gorsuch, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Brett M. Kavanaugh.

Left to right, Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Samuel A. Alito. Standing, from left to right: Justices Neil M. Gorsuch, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Brett M. Kavanaugh.

At the same time, the issue is not the single most dominant one: Eleven percent call the next appointment to the Supreme Court the single most important issue in their choice for president, about half as many as cite the economy as their top issue, 25%. (Among the rest, 17% pick the coronavirus pandemic; 15%, health care; 14%, equal treatment of racial groups; and 12%, crime and safety.)

On this, unlike most issues, there are no differences by partisanship. Essentially equal numbers of Democrats (12%), Republicans (11%) and independents (11%) call the next court vacancy their top issue. It peaks in importance among very conservative adults, at 20%, but 35% in this group focus more on the economy. Similarly, 16% of evangelical white Protestants call it their top issue, while about twice as many cite the economy, 31%, and 19% pick crime and safety.

Ginsburg’s memorial service is today; she is the first woman to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol. Trump has indicated that he’ll nominate her replacement tomorrow, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the Senate will vote on the nomination.

GroupsThere’s a wide gender gap in preferences on how Ginsburg’s seat should be filled. Men divide closely, 50-45%, between preferring action by the election winner and the next Senate, as opposed to Trump and the current Senate. Among women, preference for waiting reaches a 2-1 margin, 64-31%. (The gap is especially wide between women who describe themselves as political independents, 73-23%, vs. with independent men, 49-43%.)

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Racial/ethnic gaps are even wider: Whites divide evenly on the question, 49-48%, while Black people favor delay by 88-8%, as do Hispanics by 68-23%.Partisan divisions are vast; 90% of Democrats say to wait, while 80% of Republicans want action by Trump and the current Senate. Independents side broadly with holding off for the election winner and next Senate, 61-34%.

MORE: Supreme Court favorite Judge Amy Coney Barrett faces renewed attention for religious affiliationPreference for waiting until after the election before filling the seat widens, to 62-32%, looking just at results in the 13 states the presidential candidates are mainly contesting. That said, people in these states are no more likely than those elsewhere to call the next appointment to the Supreme Court a top issue in their vote, and they divide evenly in trust to handle it, 47-45%, Biden-Trump.

Among other groups, there’s a sharp split in the ranks of white Protestants, a group that accounts for nearly one in four Americans. Among those who are evangelicals, a core Republican group, 71% favor action by Trump and the current Senate. Among non-evangelical white Protestants, this declines to 39%.

Views on increasing the size of the court also are as partisan, albeit less sharply so. Democrats divide 45-39%, support-oppose. Republicans oppose the idea by 63-25%, and on this question independents side with Republicans, 61-29%.Last timeViews on holding off on action to fill the seat, vs. acting now, differ sharply from preferences on filling Antonin Scalia’s seat four years ago. In an ABC/Post poll in March 2016, Americans by 63-32% said the Senate should hold hearings on Barack Obama’s nominee to fill the seat, rather than leaving it for the next president. That didn’t happen.

MethodologyThis ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted by landline and cellular telephone Sept. 21-24, 2020, in English and Spanish, among a random national sample of 1,008 adults. Results have a margin ofof 3.5 points, including the design effect. Partisan divisions are 31-27-37%, Democrats-Republicans-independents.

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Also Kavanaugh needs to be investigated No one wants to go back to wire hangers. Vote Blue Vote Democrat Vote Biden Of Course..... Biden supporters are pro choice, semi or complete socialists who wish to get everything possible and then some from our government 😐. We would expect them to be nothing short of rabid in their support of ANY alternative (no matter who or what) to Trump

I can't wait to see the next show the liberal hyenas will start ABC conducts so many polls. Wonder why I don’t know anybody that’s ever been polled. Hmm... What a bunch of bull💩💩 Since when do we run our country on a poll? It doesn’t matter what the people say - the Republicans, representing a minority of the population, will try to do it because they can, and because they need to if they want to continue to cling to their livelihoods.

According to abc we shouldn’t vote for the next president either and instead just let an abc poll of 100 Democrats decide the next election. Uh, ABC, anyone told you Trump is taking care of this already? brianefallon McConnell is in this to get everything he can for the donor class. The rest of the country means nothing to him, and the same goes for Trump and all the other Republicans.

komonews Sandra Day O'connor was confirmed in only 33 days. Ginsburg in 42. We are a nation (presumably) governed by laws. There is a process to change law and it starts with voting people into office. We don’t determine timing of appointing SCOTUS justices based on popular vote. We may/may not like it, but this is how things are supposed to work.

This jest in. Nobody gives a crap what you think Now tell us the public thinks would build a better Lego building. 🤣🤣🤣 Quit polling 18 year old college kids brianefallon I dont believe polls, sorry. brianefallon Too bad the GOP doesn't care about that. TheView That’s great and all but not what trump will do.

brianefallon Of course! They know the GOP is cheating! komonews Uh no. Who tf are they polling anyways?! Just their targeted leftist audience?! SilentMajority Extreme polling game Lol. People definitely believe this Supreme Court judges should elected by American people voting. Another amendment is a must. PERIOD.

Even senatemajldr KNOWS what he & the CORRUPT GOP are doing by RUSHING to fill the SCOTUS Seat is SO VILE, SO REPUGNANT that Neither He or GOPLeader could even attend the Services for RBG this morning at the Capitol. What an INSULT. What SMALL & EVIL Little Men they are Right😂 64% favor joebiden, reading polls. democratsaredestroyingAmerica VoteRedToSaveAmerica2020

BREAKING: the constitution gives no fucks. Too bad More important, lol so? Nearly 100-point margin say is full of crap and bias agendas in favor of liberals. Screw the will of the people, eh, SenTedCruz ? *democrats. Not Americans. It doesn’t work that way. Nope because they will be saying the same thing after Trump wins re-election. Fill the seat Trump 2020

JUST IN: Americans elected President Trump. He WILL nominate someone to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat. The Senate will confirm the nomination. ABC does their very best to obscure the facts and make it appear that the right thing is to wait. It’s never happened .... EVER! 100% Fake News ABC is a joke

TheView Are these The same polls that had HillaryClinton winning…… Not asking for a friend komonews The president picks and they are voted in. End of story Who thinks the Republicans care what the people think? ABC propaganda poll simply does not override the U.S. Constitution. Fortunately for our country the media bull horn cannot pierce rules that are set down in our written constitution. 'We have a republic if we can keep it.' Benjamin Franklin.

RoseBeckley I`m afraid the FakePresident won`t care . . . He wastes no thought on the land or the will of the people. VoteHimOut TrumpCoupPlot TrumpsAmerica RonBrownstein Republicans are no longer concerned with the will of the people, as evidenced by their research into how to override individual state voting results in the November presidential election.

Most Americans don’t know what the Constitution is FillTheSeat komonews So Trump is picking early, he will win re-election Since when does what “Americans” want matter in “America?” BS Listen to the truth, NOT ABC-China News. you know where to stick your fake ass Pol. Good thing, we don't vote for presidents every 3 years as opposed to 4years. So the people voted for trump for 4 years and therefore, he still has time to do what we put him in office to do. Only congress gets a way with working a shorter term than we voted for. But thanks

komonews Too bad that poll doesn't matter to the GOP kellydugs272727 88.637% of all polls are BS..... The rush to replace RBG, while technically lawful according to the Constitution, will end up backfiring for Republicans for decades, even more than their ill-advised loyalty oaths to Trump. Nope fuck off. not gonna happen. fill the seat now.

no they dont. fake news Too bad the constitution doesn’t care about feelings. That’s no mandate Too bad Donald Trump is the President and will be for another 4 years. He can pick the judge whenever he wants. It is not the choice of leftists surveyed by ABC News. Fill that seat! Who the heck are you polling? Certainly not real Americans.

Trust the polls, people. Trust. Republicans aren’t pro lifers if they rejects wearing masks and keeping other virus guidelines. They are pro sickness and death. 😂😂😂😂 FillTheSeat oh yea! more fake polls! im sure ABC polled all Americans about how they feel about the SCOTUS Justice Choice this past week. Especially during the pandemic. sure sure. I'm sure it wasnt the few morons yelling outside of RBG's memorial that you polled.

Too bad cry more ABC. lol no We're nominating the next justice tomorrow morning. Sorry leftists! THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE!!! What say you GOP ?🤬 So what about the other 80%? We want the justice selected now. RBG could have retired and Obama could have selected her successor, but she didn’t. Fake news MORE: At the same time, just 32% of Americans support increasing the size of the Supreme Court, according to new News/WaPo poll.

Trump booed while visiting Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's casket at Supreme Court'Vote him out! Vote him out!' Pres. Trump is loudly booed by members of the public while visiting the casket of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has been lying in repose outside the Supreme Court. Booed by a bunch of unintelligent lefties. Not really a big concern. These ppl have no lives and apparently no jobs. Who is paying these ppl to protest and riot day and night? GeorgeSoros He did it to himself. President Trump gives respect and receives NONE. This is the left today. These are the so-called 'liberals'..disgusting

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Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Becomes 1st Woman To Lie In StateIn a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol, Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt says Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg won equality 'not in one swift victory, but brick by brick, case by case.' McConnell and McCarthy were busy dancing on RBGs grave. It's all they've done since her passing. They both should not return to Congress after the election. I hope the people who decide about their future will make the right decision. Too busy planning the destruction of her last dying wish😡. Biggest hypocrites in the Senate 🤬 senatemajldr and GOPLeader are not worthy to be there. They are liars, traitors, and would destroy all the good RBG did. THey need to stay away and let decent people honor her.