A majority of Americans want to judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Court.
The Gallup poll, which was taken in early March before this week’s confirmation hearing, shows that 58% of Americans say they want the US Senate to confirm Judge Jackson. The support among Americans for Jackson’s confirmation is one of the highest for a SCOTUS nominee since 1987, according to Gallup.
Gallup says it took polls measuring support for all Supreme Court nominees since 1987, with the exceptions of current Justices Anthony Kennedy, David Souter and Breyer, as well as Douglas Ginsburg – who withdrew shortly after he was nominated, and before he could face a confirmation hearing.
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Among the nominees named in the poll, Jackson’s 58% “in favor” value is the second highest – she only trails now-current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts.
The poll sampled 1,017 American adults and has a margin of sampling error of four percentage points.
Jackson was nominated by President Joe Biden February making good on his campaign promise to nominate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court.