(TargetLiberty.org) – Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris are refusing to say if they plan to increase the number of Supreme Court justices – and a new poll shows that’s probably a smart decision, because the public doesn’t like the idea.
A new poll by YouGov for the Washington Examiner found that 47% don’t want the Supreme Court expanded from its current 9 members, with just 34% in favor. Republicans are overwhelmingly against the idea, with 84% against and just 5% supporting it. A majority of Democrats – 60% – want the court to expand while 18% are opposed.
New: Washington Examiner/YouGov poll shows that even if Republicans confirm ACB before election, voters would oppose expanding SCOTUS 47-35 in response. Just 30% would want Court to be packed with liberals. https://t.co/Nk8CwBFDg1
— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) October 7, 2020
There’s more bad news for the Democrats, too. Even registered supporters who want the court expanded still don’t want it packed with Liberal justices. While 38% want a Liberal majority, 52% would rather see it balanced. The future of the Supreme Court is an important issue for voters, with 79% saying it’s either very or somewhat important to them.
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