POLL: Most Voters See Gorsuch Opposition as Political, Not Issue-Based
When voters see right through the grandstanding
Rather than focus on Gorsuch’s judicial qualifications and whether he would interpret and apply the law aptly, Democratic Senators on the Judiciary Committee have chosen to spend their allotted time prodding Gorsuch’s political beliefs.
There seems to be universal confusion in the Democratic camp about the role of the judiciary, and instead, Gorsuch has been questioned as though he would serve as an extension of the legislative branch.
Polling released by Rasmussen Wednesday indicates most voters (at least those who responded to the poll) believe staunch Democratic opposition to Gorsuch’s nomination is not because he’s unqualified, but because of political reasons.
Voters remain confident that Judge Neil Gorsuch will be approved for the Supreme Court and think he deserves it more than President Obama’s nominees did at this stage of the process. Opposition to Gorsuch is seen as driven more by politics than concerns about his judicial thinking.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters believe opposition to President Trump’s first Supreme Court nominee is due mostly to partisan politics. Thirty-five percent (35%) disagree and say that opposition is based more on honest differences of opinion. Sixteen percent (16%) are undecided.
It probably hasn’t helped that scarcely a Democrat questioned Judge Gorsuch without mentioning how Republicans stonewalled confirmation of Obama Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland.
Despite respondent belief that opposition to Gorsuch is purely political, they’re also confident he’ll be confirmed and join the bench as the newest Associate Supreme Court Justice.
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Wow, that’s a lot of cameras in his face. I’m pretty sure I couldn’t give a serious speech or stay focused being in front of dozens of cameras at any given time. With digital media being so prevalent, do that many people really need to be taking a picture of the same exact thing?
“There seems to be universal confusion in the Democratic camp about the role of the judiciary”
There’s no confusion at all. Democrats believe that the role of judiciary is to impose and enforce “Progressive” values and policies even when the Congress and President refuse to do so. As far as the voters are concerned, Democrats believe they need to shut up and do what they’re told to do by the Court.
When Feinstein made her statement about the living Constitution, she communicated quite plainly the progressive view. And most people can carry it the next step to infer that in order to animate the document, you must make judgements based on politics and culture.
I’m always surprised and a little happy when the narrative the media pushes in support of the party fails. It isn’t that often, but it helps that there is sufficient video to let people form their own opinions.
I was attempting to be charitable. 😉
…and then there’s Sheldon Whitehouse, CLEARLY, out of his league but a GREAT example of what this post is about.
This is a senator who tried to pass a bill to sue anyone who disagreed with his OPINION on climate change and the reasons for it.
From what I’ve seen, it isn’t a fair fight. The moronic democrats are questioning a intelligent person. I now know what I must have sounded like when I was sent to the principals office when I was 13.
At 13, you were undoubtedly smarter and more mature than Al Franken is today.
The fact that this idiot actually sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee shows just how seriously FUBAR Congress is.
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