According to a brand new poll, only 1 in 3 Americans actually support the idea of packing the Supreme Court with a liberal majority, news which will no doubt leave the Democratic Party totally stunned.
The poll, produced by The Washington Examiner/YouGov, stated that 47 percent of Americans are totally opposed to expanding the court beyond the current nine judges, while only 34 percent support the idea. Among the 60 percent of Democrats who want to expand the court, half prefer the court to be ideologically balanced. Very few want a liberal majority.
If the Supreme Court is expanded, just 11% of all voters want its composition to be “overwhelmingly liberal,” compared to 47% who would like to see it balanced. Democrats support a balanced court over a liberal majority by 52% to 38%.
The poll also found that the majority of respondents considered the Supreme Court nomination important to their voting this November, with 58% considering it “very important,” while another 21% said it was “somewhat important.”
This survey was conducted on Sunday among 1,200 registered voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.
As of now, SCOTUS has a slim 5-3 conservative majority, with one seat vacant due to the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which Trump is trying to fill with Amy Coney Barrett. Chief Justice John Roberts serves as the key swing vote on major decisions, and often times seems to leave behind his conservative principles to side with liberals.
If ACB gets confirmed to the bench, conservatives will then have a 6-3 majority.