Ketanji Brown Jackson Is the Most Popular Supreme Court Nominee in Years
Despite the pounding she took from Ted Cruz and several other right-wing Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is the most popular Supreme Court nominee since John Roberts in 2005.
CNN: “According to an average of polls by Gallup, Fox, Monmouth University, Quinnipiac University and the Pew Research Center, about 53% of Americans supported her [Jackson's] confirmation, with about 26% of Americans opposed. This is good for a +27-point net popularity rating.”
Compare that to Brett Kavanaugh, who won Senate confirmation despite the unpopularity of his nomination. A NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll in 2018 found that only 34% favored his nomination while 38% were opposed.
The popularity record over the last 30 or so years is held by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who had a net favorability of +46 at the time of her nomination in 1993.
By: Don Lam & Curated Content