72 percent said a nominee who wants to overturn the 1973 Roe vs. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion, shouldn't be disqualified.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.
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.)
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Americans speak on Judge John Roberts
Deborah Orin quotes CNN poll, and some others: