When asked if Amy Coney Barrett should be confirmed to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, 43% of Likely Florida voters said yes, while 32% said no and 25% were unsure. As expected, the results came down largely along partisan lines as 75% of Republicans thought she should be confirmed and only 14% of Democrats. 60% of those over 65 endorsed Barrett’s confirmation, while only 33% of those 18-24 thought the same.
As Senate confirmation hearings continue, Barrett’s favorability outweighed her un-favourability in Florida, with 39% saying they had a very or somewhat favorable view of her and 17% indicating a somewhat or very unfavorable view. It will be interesting to watch how the confirmation hearings impact Barrett’s favorability ratings overall.
Views on the Supreme Court further solidify the split the country is experiencing politically. 37% of Likely Florida voters strongly or somewhat approve of the U.S. Supreme Court’s performance, while 34% somewhat or strongly disapprove. With the make-up of the Court leaning right, it is not surprising that 68% of Republicans approve of the performance of the Court, while only 31% of Democrats feel the same way.
Data released earlier shows that former Vice President Joe Biden narrowly leads President Donald Trump in the race for Florida’s 29 Electoral Votes. However, the race is close enough that a strong Republican turnout could lead to a victory for the president.
The survey of 800 Likely Florida Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen from October 4-8, 2020. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Respondents were randomly selected from a list of Registered Voters and contacted via text or through a process of Random Digital Engagement. The Likely Voter sample was derived from a larger sample of Registered Voters using screening questions and other factors. Certain quotas were applied to the larger sample and lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.
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