Poll: Support grows for Judge Amy Coney Barrett


Supporters of the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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UPDATED 1:10 PM PT – Wednesday, October 14, 2020

A recent survey has revealed an uptick in Americans’ support for Judge Amy Coney Barrett. According to the new poll, 48% of registered voters said the Senate should vote to confirm Barrett.

This number was up 2% from a poll conducted one week ago.

The survey also showed an 11% increase in the level of support for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee since his announcement on September 26th. The numbers came amid the judge’s confirmation hearings this week, where Barrett has been answering questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“I want to be careful to say that if I’m confirmed, you would not be getting Justice Scalia, you’d be getting Justice Barrett,” she stated.

FILE – Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trumps nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, meets with Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. (Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

The committee has questioned her on many topics, including the Affordable Care Act, voting rights and abortion.

Some members of the Senate panel have expressed how impressed they are with Barrett, including Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas).  A moment between the two quickly went viral.

Ranking member Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) also shared the same sentiment as she grilled Barrett on the topic of severability.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to approve Barrett’s nomination next week, paving the way for a full Senate vote later this month.

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