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ICYMI: Poll: Most Americans want Senate Dems to allow Gorsuch vote

Democrats have found themselves on the wrong end of public opinion in their unprecedented partisan filibuster attempt of Judge Neil Gorsuch. A new NBC News/Survey Monkey poll shows that 54% of Americans say that Judge Gorsuch should receive an up-or-down vote, with just 37% supporting Senate Democrats’ filibuster.

It’s no wonder so many Red State 2018 Democrats continue to dodge questions on whether they will join their liberal colleagues’ filibuster. But they can’t hide forever! Sooner or later, 2018 Democrats will have to decide whether to follow Chuck Schumer off a cliff or honor the will of their constituents.

Poll: Most want Senate Dems to allow Gorsuch vote

The Hill
Mark Hensch
March 30, 2017

A majority of Americans says Senate Democrats should allow a confirmation vote for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, according to a new poll.

Fifty-four percent of respondents in the NBC News/Survey Monkey survey released Thursday say Judge Neil Gorsuch should get an up-or-down vote while 37 percent say Senate Democrats should block it.

NBC News/Survey Monkey conducted its latest poll of 7,832 adults via online interviews from March 24-28. It has a 1.7 percent margin of error.

Republicans control 52 Senate seats and need eight Democrats or independents to join them to reach the 60-vote threshold for ending a filibuster.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters Wednesday that it is unlikely Gorsuch will muster enough support.

Thirty-two members of Schumer’s conference have so far ruled out voting for Gorsuch, according to The Hill’s latest Whip List.

Senate Democratic leaders are giving centrist colleagues space on Gorsuch despite strong pressure from the liberal base to block his nomination.