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Two Out of Three Oppose GOP ‘Nuclear Option’ in New Poll

A recently-released Washington Post/ABC News Poll reveals overwhelming public opposition to the GOP ‘Nuclear Option’ for confirming federal judicial nominees. The Poll, conducted on 4/24, indicated that 66 percent of respondents oppose “changing senate rules to make it easier” for Republicans to confirm Bush’s judicial nominees, while only 26 percent said they supported the proposal.
Informed that the Senate confirmed 35 of President Bush’s federal appeals court nominees, while Senate Democrats blocked 10 of them, 48 percent of the poll’s respondents said that Democrats were right to block the nominations, while 36 percent said they were wrong.