By comparison, Barrett is well liked. CNN/SSRS’ poll earlier this month had her with a +10 point net positivity rating among registered voters. That’s basically on-par with the +12 and +13 point ratings Elena Kagan, a Barack Obama nominee, and Neil Gorsuch, a Trump nominee, got in 2010 and 2017 respectively…

Indeed, what makes Barrett’s polling so strong is that she’s doing it despite Trump being unpopular. In the CNN poll, her net popularity rating is running 28 points ahead of Trump’s net favorability rating.

The average Supreme Court nominee since 1987 has run about 15 points ahead of the popularity rating of the president at the time.