January 24, 2006


Poll: Alito should sit on high court (CNN, 1/23/06)

A majority of Americans said the Senate should confirm federal appellate judge Samuel Alito's nomination to the Supreme Court, with just 30 percent opposing his confirmation, according to a poll released Monday.

Only 38 percent of respondents said they think a filibuster by Democratic senators would be justified, and about a third said they believe Alito would vote to overturn the 1973 Supreme Court decision that struck down state laws against abortion.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 24, 2006 11:40 AM

The CNN/USA Today/Gallup survey.. was conducted Friday through Sunday.

The 30-35% party: weekend polls always oversample Democrats.

Posted by: Gideon at January 24, 2006 12:33 PM

It's absolutely shocking that 38% of this country believes a filibuster justified. That's moonbat territory. If I were Randy Andy Sullivan I'd be gobsmacked.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at January 24, 2006 1:22 PM

Jim: How many people do you think actually know what a filibuster is? Most probably just think it means voting against a nominee in some special Senatorial kind of way...

Posted by: b at January 24, 2006 1:25 PM

b: It is, in the special Senatorial way that allows the minority to win.

Posted by: jd watson [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 24, 2006 5:04 PM

Well, Hillary said the HOUSE was a plantation; who knows, perhaps she thinks the Senate is a cathouse, or perhaps a cotillion, or maybe just an ante-bellum ball.

Posted by: jim hamlen at January 24, 2006 9:44 PM

The ONLY reason Americans "want" Alito is they have no idea what he'd do if he got confirmed. And Repubs, most of whom habitually lie and cheat all over the floor, are only too happy to let Americans remain in the dark -- a special kind of REpub. deceit. It's a sad day for this country.

Posted by: Athana at January 25, 2006 11:21 AM


Could it not be that having watched Senators Kennedy and Biden during the confirmation hearings, the American Street thinks "if those guys are against him, I'm for him"?

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at January 25, 2006 12:57 PM
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