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Near-majority of likely voters view Barrett favorably, want her confirmed to Supreme Court

The justice is set to be confirmed next week.

Updated: October 21, 2020 - 4:39pm

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Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of Amy Coney Barrett?
Just the News Daily Poll
With Scott Rasmussen
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Just the News Poll, Do you approve of the way President Trump is performing his job?
Just the News Daily Poll
With Scott Rasmussen

A near-majority of likely U.S. voters have favorable views of Judge Amy Coney Barrett being confirmed to the high court, according to two new Just the News Daily Polls with Scott Rasmussen.

Among voters likely to cast a ballot in the 2020 election, 13% have a "somewhat favorable" view of the judge, while 34% of voters — the largest share of responses — have a "very favorable" view."

A near-equal number of likely voters, 48%, think President Trump's nominee should be confirmed to the court. 

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Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of Amy Coney Barrett?
Just the News Daily Poll
With Scott Rasmussen

 

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Just the News Poll, Do you approve of the way President Trump is performing his job?
Just the News Daily Poll
With Scott Rasmussen

The results of those polls, Rasmussen said, suggests last week's televised Senate confirmation hearings had "little or no impact" on the public's perception of Barrett or the GOP-controlled chamber voting in favor of her appointment.

"It is interesting to note that Democrats are far more likely to see her as becoming a conservative justice," said Rasmussen, while also pointing out that 67% of Democrats expect that outcome, compared to 52% of Republicans and independents. 

The survey of 1,265 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from Oct. 15-17, 2020.

To see this question's cross-demographic tabulations, click here. 

To see this question's methodology and sample demographics, click here

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