Public support for Judge Amy Coney Barrett to join the Supreme Court has ticked up as her confirmation hearings proceed in the Senate.
Morning Consult and Politico surveyed roughly 2,000 registered voters from Oct. 9-11, ending the polling on the eve of Barrett’s first day of hearings in the Senate. The survey found that support for Barret’s confirmation had ticked up slightly from 46% a week ago to 48%, though still within the poll’s 2-point margin of error. The level of opposition to Barrett’s confirmation remained unchanged at 31%.
As Morning Consult reports: “The level of support for Barrett’s nomination, an increase of 11 points since President Donald Trump announced her nomination on Sept. 26, also compares favorably with public sentiment toward Justice Brett Kavanaugh prior to the first day of his confirmation hearings in September 2018. At that time, 37 percent of voters said the Senate should vote to confirm Kavanaugh to the court, compared with 29 percent who