(JustPatriots.com)– A new poll has found that two-thirds of Americans oppose increasing the number of Supreme Court justices, a practice known as “court packing.” It’s something that the Democratic Party appears to be suggesting is a real possibility in the wake of the recent appointment of Catholic Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court by President Donald Trump.
The Washington Examiner reports that only 34% of American voters support the idea of Democrats packing the courts in order to counteract the existing conservative majority. The Examiner commission the YouGov poll which revealed by Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and vice-presidential pick Senator Kamala Harris both refuse to answer whether or not they would pack the courts.
Former Vice President Joe Biden refused to answer the question during the first presidential debate with President Donald Trump.
Senator Kamala Harris also refused to answer the question repeatedly during the vice-presidential debate.
The poll showed that Democrats made up a huge portion of those who were actually in favor of packing the court – some 60% in fact. However, the numbers showed that 47% of Americans are specifically against the prospect of packing the court, while 19% said they either didn’t know or didn’t have a stance on the position.
32% of independent voters supported packing the court – showing that the choice between President Trump and candidate Biden could really come down to whether or not the Democrats finally admit their position one way or the other.
Biden has repeatedly said that the talk of packing the courts is a “distraction” tactic by the Trump campaign, but given that he continually refuses to answer the question, it suggests that he is supportive of proposals put forward by the likes of far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on packing the courts to help pass their radical left-wing policies.
The poll asked 1,200 registered voters and had a margin of error of 3.5% – giving us some real certainty on the public mood relating to this issue.