Is this out of principle, or just sheer exhaustion from everything 2020 has already thrown at us? To-may-to, to-mah-to … In the first poll taken since the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, six in ten Americans want to hold off on replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg until after the election, including about half of all Republicans.
The Reuters-Ipsos poll also showed that Ginsburg’s death gave Joe Biden a slight electoral edge over Donald Trump, although it’s close enough to call it an even split:
The poll found that 62% of American adults agreed the vacancy should be filled by the winner of the Nov. 3 matchup between Trump and Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden, while 23% disagreed and the rest said they were not sure.
Eight out of 10 Democrats – and five in 10 Republicans – agreed that the appointment should wait until after the election. …
The looming fight over the Supreme Court vacancy so far does not appear to have given either of the two major political parties much of an advantage in an incendiary campaign season that already was expected to break participation records.
The poll found that 30% of American adults said that Ginsburg’s death will make them more likely to vote for Biden while 25% said they were now more likely to support Trump. Another 38% said that it had no impact on their interest in voting, and the rest said they were not sure.