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Voters Don’t See Universally-liked SCOTUS Nominee as a Possibility

President Trump is expected to announce his nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy by Monday, but voters don’t anticipate his pick will please everyone.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 43% of Likely U.S. voters think it is at least somewhat possible for Trump to find a Supreme Court nominee that the majority of both Democrats and Republicans would support, including just 13% who think it is Very Possible. Most (53%) say it’s not possible, including 20% who say it’s Not At All Possible for Trump to nominate someone to the Supreme Court that both parties will approve of. (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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