A majority of voters expect President Joe Biden to keep his campaign promise to nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court, but they don’t like the idea of choosing justices on the basis of race and gender.
A new national telephone and online survey by Rasmussen Reports finds that 59 percent of Likely U.S. voters expect Biden to keep his promise by nominating a black woman to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court created by the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer. Only 19 percent think Biden will break his campaign promise, while 21% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
However, only 26 percent of voters think it’s a good idea to make race and gender the basis of choosing appointments to the Supreme Court. Sixty-one percent (61 percent) believe picking justices on the basis of race and gender is a bad idea. Another 14 percent are not sure.