(JustPatriots.com)- In a poll conducted before Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings began this week, a majority of Americans said Biden’s first Supreme Court nominee should be confirmed.
The Monmouth University poll released on Monday found 55 percent of respondents wanted Jackson confirmed while only 21 percent did not. Another 24 percent had no opinion.
The poll was divided along party lines with 82 percent of Democrats and 55 percent of Independents wanting KBJ confirmed while only 29 percent of Republicans did.
Again, this poll was conducted from March 10 to 14 before the news of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s light sentencing of pedophiles. Given the touchy subject and the prevalence of video from this week’s hearings, polling might be radically different now than it was ten days ago.
The Monmouth poll also asked respondents if they approved or disapproved of Biden’s determination to name a black woman as his nominee. Fifty-three percent approved of the decision while 41 percent did not.
A majority, 69 percent, also said it was important for the Supreme Court to reflect the country’s racial, ethnic, and gender composition.
When asked if having a black woman on the court would make a real impact on how Supreme Court cases are decided, only 19 percent said it would while 46 percent said it would only have a limited impact. Another 31 percent said it would have no impact at all.
As far as how well respondents know Ketanji Brown Jackson, less than half (47 percent) said they heard enough about her to deem her qualified or somewhat qualified for the Supreme Court while another 43 percent said they haven’t heard enough about her to say.
What remains to be seen is if the 47 percent who thought they knew enough about this radical judge will have a change of heart by what has been revealed about her radical positions during this week’s confirmation hearings.
The Monmouth poll surveyed 809 adults and has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.