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Voters Expect Trump to Move Supreme Court to the Right

Monday, December 05, 2016

Voters put a lot of stock in the selection of the next U.S. Supreme Court justice this election cycle  , and most believe President-elect Donald Trump will nominate justices who are strict constitutionalists. They are more divided as to whether Trump’s nominees will be too conservative or about right politically.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 39% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Supreme Court justices nominated by Trump will be too conservative, while only six percent (6%) say they’ll be too liberal. Forty-two percent (42%), however, think his picks will be about right politically. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 28-29, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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