ABC News/Washington Post has the results of their recent measure of support for President Obamaís latest nominee to the Supreme Court:
With a Senate Judiciary Committee vote expected today, an ABC News/Washington Post poll finds supporters of Elena Kaganís Supreme Court nomination outnumbering opponents by 2-1.
Fifty-three percent of Americans favor the nomination, with 25 percent opposed and the rest expressing no opinion. Supportís softened a bit from 58 percent before Kaganís Senate testimony three weeks ago, with more undecided. Nonetheless it mirrors support for some previous successful nominees, including Samuel Alito (53 percent), John Roberts (55 percent) and Stephen Breyer (52 percent) in final pre-confirmation measurements.
This comes just one day after influential conservative blogger Erick Erickson laid down a marker for Senate Republicans:
Americans have now learned about the extreme views of Solicitor General Elena Kagan, President Obamaís nominee to the Supreme Court.
Kaganís testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee contained much clear evidence of her expansive view of federal power and her lack of respect for the 2nd Amendment. Kaganís views on the Commerce Clause and Americansí right to ďkeep and bear armsĒ make her unfit to serve on the Supreme Court.
Senators should filibuster her nomination to stop her sitting on the highest court in the land.
Thereís a pretty big disconnect between these two bits of information. Senate Republicans are feeling pressure from the right to filibuster Kagan, but really only Jeff Sessions has hinted that thatís still a serious consideration. Historically, there has to be something pretty seriously wrong with a nominee before the American people will tolerate a filibustering of a high court nomination. Kagan doesnít seem to be in this category.http://conversation101.squarespace.com/confirmation-hearings/2010/7/20/poll-kagan-nomination-supported-2-1.html