Rasmussen Poll Gives Some Hope to Sotomayor Foes
The pollster who’s cited by Republicans more than anyone else is out with an outlier of a poll showing only a narrow plurality of support for confirming Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.
Forty-one percent now favor confirmation of Sotomayor while 36 percent are opposed. A week ago, those figures were 45 percent and 29 percent respectively.
Rasmussen’s other top-line finding is that Sotomayor’s negatives have spiked from 36 percent to 44 percent. Expect to hear this cited by conservatives who had been losing confidence in the GOP leadership’s ability to block Sotomayor — no other poll shows this level of opposition.