POLL: 62% Want Election Winner To Fill SCOTUS Seat

Reuters reports:

A majority of Americans, including many Republicans, want the winner of the November presidential election to name a successor to Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released today.

The national opinion poll, conducted Sept. 19-20 after Ginsburg’s death was announced, suggests that many Americans object to President Donald Trump’s plan, backed by many Senate Republicans, to push through another lifetime appointee and cement a 6-3 conservative majority on the court.

The poll found that 62% of American adults agreed the vacancy should be filled by the winner of the Nov. 3 matchup, while 23% disagreed and the rest said they were not sure. Eight out of 10 Democrats – and five in 10 Republicans – agreed that the appointment should wait until after the election.