Poll: Voters oppose Trump appointing new justice before inauguration, 42/51

A YouGov snap poll of 1,200 registered voters conducted Saturday indicates that about half of registered voters (51%) do not believe President Trump should appoint a new Supreme Court justice before the presidential inauguration in January 2021. If President Trump does appoint someone—as he has indicated he will—voters are split on whether the Senate should confirm the nominee (45%) or not (48%)…

YouGov’s snap poll shows that about half of voters (49%) believe Biden would do a better job selecting the next Supreme Court justice than Trump. Two in five (40%) say that Trump would do better. While partisans overwhelmingly want their party’s candidate to choose the next justice, Independents favor Biden by 10 points—although, nearly a quarter (23%) do not know.