Survey: Most US Citizens Believe that Biden Should Examine All Posible Nominees for SCOTUS

According to a new ABC News-Ipsos survey, more than 76% of the Americans (or more than three quarters) want US President Joe Biden to examine all possible Supreme Court nominees to replace departed Justice Stephen Breyer, Fox News informed.

The survey comes after Biden announced on Thursday that his nominee will be a Black woman and will be announced before the end of February.

All nominations should be considered, regardless of race or gender, according to 54 percent of Democrats.

Only 23% of those questioned thought Biden should limit his nominees to Black women.

The poll, conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs’ KnowledgePanel among a random national sample of 510 persons on Jan. 28-29, also revealed that 43% feel the Supreme Court is partisan and that justices rule “on the basis of their partisan political views.”

Other findings from the survey were negative for the president, who had low approval ratings on a variety of subjects, including rising crime and gun violence (with 69 percent disapproving).

Only 1% of those polled thought the economy was in “great” shape.

Biden’s Supreme Court announcement fulfills a promise he made during the 2020 presidential campaign.

When his 2020 Democratic primary campaign in South Carolina was faltering, Biden reportedly told Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., that in exchange for the endorsement of the         House majority whip, he would officially vow to pick a Black woman to the Supreme Court.

Some have questioned Biden’s move, claiming that he is enabling identity politics to infiltrate the Supreme Court.

Dr. Ben Carson, the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, told WMAL last week that “creating that kind of environment in the country’s highest court is truly terrible, and highly damaging to American freedoms.

Republican Senator Susan Collins from Maine said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that Biden’s handling of the opening on the Supreme Court has been “clumsy at best.”

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