SCOTUS Battle: Polls are in

The first set of polling on Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court are in, and they give fodder to both sides.


The first set of polling on Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court are in, and they give fodder to both sides. In a poll conducted on Tuesday night, the same day Obama announced the nomination, Gallup found a general positive opinion. A Rasumussen telephone poll, meanwhile, that had fewer options—one could favor or not favor her confirmation, but not by degrees—showed a fairly high contingent not agreeing, and conservative media is already taking note.


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