Of those surveyed, 44 percent said they think the Senate should vote to confirm President Donald Trump's pick for the high court, while 23 percent said Gorsuch should not be confirmed. Thirty-three percent of respondents offered no opinion.
Politico poll: Americans support Gorsuch confirmation by 21-point margin, fewer than one-in-four are opposed: https://t.co/T7lvvsyuTQ— Guy Benson (@Guy Benson) 1490804555.0
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has called for Democrats to filibuster the nomination. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has indicated that Republicans may use the nuclear option to confirm Gorsuch, which would allow them to circumvent the 60-vote threshold needed to end debate on the nomination and allow the body to confirm Gorsuch with a simple majority vote.
Democrats used the nuclear option to confirm district and circuit court judges during former President Barack Obama’s administration.
The poll found that a majority of Americans — 61 percent — believe that Supreme Court nominees should be required to receive 60 votes in order to be confirmed to the nation’s highest court. Only 15 percent said they should not have to earn 60 votes in the Senate.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on Gorsuch on April 3.