A majority of Americans say the winner of the uppcoming presidential election should be the one to pick the judge who will replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, according to an ABC News/ Washington Post poll, released on Friday.
57 percent of those surveyed believes that the process should wait until after a new president is sworn in while 38 percent supports believes that the seat should be filled before the election.
Donald Trump remains undeterred by this and went ahead and nominated conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill Ginsburg seat on the court on Saturday. With Senate Republicans falling in line, Mitch McConnell has the votes to confirm Barrett to the court, once again out of step with what the majority of Americans want.
The ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted from Sept. 21 to 24, surveying 1,008 adults nationwide in both English and Spanish via landlines and cellphones. The poll’s margin of error was plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.