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Most Think Every SCOTUS Nominee Should Get a Senate Vote

President Trump is expected to announce his nominee to replace retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy today, a selection Democrats are vowing to stop even before the name is known. But most voters still believe that every judicial nomination made by a president is entitled to a deciding vote by the U.S. Senate.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 60% of Likely U.S. Voters believe every person the president nominates to serve as a judge or in a government position should receive an up-or-down vote on the floor of the Senate. Nineteen percent (19%) disagree, while 21% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 1-2, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 1-2, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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