Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Americans speak on Judge John Roberts

Deborah Orin quotes CNN poll, and some others:
72 percent said a nominee who wants to overturn the 1973 Roe vs. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion, shouldn't be disqualified.

25 percent said opposing Roe should be a disqualifying factor.

85 percent said a nominee who wants to keep abortion legal shouldn't be disqualified.

13 percent said that alone should knock out a nominee.

61 percent think Roberts should be pressed to spell out his abortion views, suggesting that Americans would like to know what he thinks.

59 percent of Americans now say they'd like to see him confirmed. (53 percent favored Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 1993 - 52 percent favored Clarence Thomas.)
Seems to me like the abortion issue is pretty irrelevant. I'm now searching for the DNC, CNN, NYT, WaPo, LAT announcement, "Overwhelming Majority Say Roberts' Views On Abortion Critical To Confirmation." I'm sure I'll find one in the next few days.

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