Monday, October 31, 2005

W to announce new Supreme Court justice Monday morning

CNN (11.16pm EST) confirms that the president will announce his pick tomorrow.

Presumably, this is Alito or Luttig.

CNN adds an interesting poll figure:

“Sixteen percent said it is essential that the nominee would vote to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, and another 16 percent said it is a good idea.

But 42 percent said a nominee who opposes Roe v. Wade would be a bad idea.”

16+16=32% want W to name someone who will reverse Roe. Since W carried 51%, this means about 60% of those who voted for W want a nominee to reverse Roe.

16% think it’s “essential”. What percentage of GOP primary voters think this is essential? Must be a lot…

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