A majority of Americans want a confirmation vote in the Senate for Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, according to a new poll.
A survey commissioned by American Action Network released Thursday morning found that 59 percent of Americans believe Gorsuch deserves a confirmation vote. The poll also found that 41 percent “strongly agree” the federal appellate judge deserves a vote, while just 20 percent “strongly disagree.”Image Credit: AAN
“This new survey comes with a strong warning for Members of Congress looking to obstruct these popular proposals during this Congress,” AAN Executive Director Corry Bliss said in a statement. “We will do everything we can to fight for these center-right policies and ensure that Americans get results on the issues they care about.”
The AAN poll also examined several other areas of Trump’s agenda, including various economic policy proposals and the overall mood of the administration’s first few weeks.
The poll also found that 81 percent of Americans believe Trump is following through on his campaign promises, compared to 16 percent who disagree.
That poll conflicts with House Democrats’ messaging, which included concerted efforts to highlight Trump’s broken promises during their annual strategy retreat in Baltimore Maryland. At the retreat last week, Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) emphasized the need for Democrats to focus on Trump’s failed promises:
“We see it as part of our job to make sure that we point out not to just the people in our home states, in our districts, but also to the American public about what Donald Trump promised and here, a little less than three weeks into it, what he has not delivered.”
However, Trump himself has experienced considerably low approval ratings, which have hovered well below 50 percent during his first month in office.
Read the entire results of the poll here.