Skip to comments.PPP Poll: Americans Don’t Trust Trump on Supreme Court Vacancy; 65% Want Hearings
Posted on 05/09/2016 12:19:00 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
From: Tom Jensen, Director of Public Policy Polling
To: Interested Parties
Subject: Americans Dont Trust Trump on Supreme Court Vacancy; 65% Want Hearings
A new national Public Policy Polling survey finds Americans dont trust Donald Trump to nominate a new Supreme Court justice, and would much rather have that decision in the hands of either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton.
Beyond that, there is growing support for filling the seat this year and failure to do so could result in strong backlash for Senate Republicans this fall.
Key findings from the survey include:
-Only 38% of voters nationally trust Donald Trump to nominate a Supreme Court justice, compared to 53% who dont trust him to do that. Only 57% of voters even within his own party trust Trump to make a selection, and more than 80% of Democrats as well as a majority of independents dont trust him with that responsibility.
-Americans, by double digit margins, trust both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton more with the duty of picking a Supreme Court justice than Trump. Obama beats Trump 53/37 on that question, and Clinton does by a similar 52/37 spread as well. Whats particularly noteworthy is that in addition to more than 80% of Democrats, 29% of Republicans would prefer either Obama or Clinton making that decision to their own partys presumptive nominee for President.
-By a 58/37 spread, Americans want the Supreme Court seat to be filled this year. Thats actually up from 56/40 support for filling it this year on a national PPP poll in early March. The reason for the shift is that 39% of Republicans now think the seat should be filled immediately, up from just 26% two months ago.
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This article smells like BS.
Fake, phony push-poll intended to frighten the GOPe pantswetters into giving Obama’s guy a vote.
Is this one of those push polls???
29% of Republicans want either Obama or Hillary to fill the Supreme Court vacancy??? 3 in 10 Republicans ??? I find this very hard to believe. What kind of republicans are they???
-Americans, by double digit margins, trust both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton more with the duty of picking a Supreme Court justice than Trump.
Biggest LIE I’ve heard all year!
Breaking news: Democrats don’t want a GOP POTUS to pick a SCOTUS nominee. Shocking, isn’t it?
The grasping of straws by the diminishing Washington elite.
In addition to political issues, the company has polled the public on such diverse topics as the approval rating of God, whether Republican voters believe President Obama would be eligible to enter heaven in the event of the Rapture, whether hipsters should be subjected to a special tax for being annoying, and whether Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer.
-—Beyond that, there is growing support for filling the seat this year and failure to do so could result in strong backlash for Senate Republicans this fall.-—
Quite the opposite is true.
Whoa I must have missed the amendment to our Constitution that eliminated the Senate’s role in confirming SCOTUS justices. Boy that Obummer must be more clever than I give him credit for.
Where do all of these BS polling numbers come from?
I think what is worse is that 20% of Democrats don’t want Hillary or Obama to make that decision. Of course they could have said 71% of Republicans want Trump to pick SCOTUS.
Yep, no skewing here. Especially when they have to really get to the bottom of the barrel to come up with 29%.
Trump has not even been nominated yet, is certainly not President yet, so these media-hacks are already trying to shape opinion when he has not had a chance to either prove or disprove himself before ANYONE yet.
>>> Obama beats Trump 53/37 <<<
That’s about the same un-favorability as Obamacare. Let’s repeal Obamacare and let Trump handle any new SCOTUS nominees.
"PPP is described as one of the "most accurate" polling companies with a tendency to lean Democratic based upon so-called "house effect" analysis. 
In addition to political issues, the company has polled the public on such diverse topics as the approval rating of God, whether Republican voters believe President Obama would be eligible to enter heaven in the event of the Rapture, whether hipsters should be subjected to a special tax for being annoying, and whether Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer."
In other words - This is pure Bullbama.
Trump don’t make decisions by poll.
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