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WashPost/ABC Poll: Slight Majority Opposes Barrett Hearings

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Seventh U.S. Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court (Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 12 October 2020 08:31 AM

Opposition to holding confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett seems to be easing, even though a slight majority of Americans still say the nomination should be left to the winner of the upcoming presidential election, a new Washington Post-ABC poll released Monday shows. 

According to the national poll, conducted among 1,014 adults, including 879 registered voters, 52% say filling the seat of late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should be up to the election's winner, while 44% said the Senate should hold the hearings now and vote on the nomination. 

The poll was conducted from Oct. 6-9 and carries a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points. 

The argument on Barrett's confirmation was deeply divided among party lines:

  • 77% of Republicans say the hearings should proceed. 
  • 83% of Democrats say they should wait. 
  • 51% of independent voters say the hearings should wait. 
  • 55% of women said the November winner should make the nomination. 

Meanwhile, a majority of voters still say the Supreme Court should uphold the 1973 landmark abortion case of Roe vs. Wade, after concerns surfaced on Barrett's opinion on the matter: 

  • 62% say the Supreme Court should uphold the decision.
  • 24% say it should be overturned.
  • 14% have no opinion.
  • 81% of Democrats call for the decision to be upheld.
  • 63% of independent voters say to uphold it. 
  • 40% of Republicans say to uphold the decision. 
  • 44% say the decision should be overturned. 
  • 62% of white Catholics say Roe should be upheld.
  • 44% of white evangelical Protestants say to overturn the ruling.
  • 73% of white non-evangelical Protestants say to uphold it.
  • 75% of non-affiliated people say to uphold Roe. 

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