Courts Are a Winning Issue for Democrats
In a poll conducted in battleground states in 2019, voters cited the federal courts as a reason to vote for Democrats rather than Republicans. Also, more Democrats than Republicans said the federal courts would matter in their votes for U.S. Senate.
When asked about the Supreme Court and the next president’s authority to appoint justices:
43% said this is more of a reason to support the Democratic nominee, versus 35% who said it is more of a reason to support Donald Trump.
When asked how much consideration they will be giving to the kinds of judges that Senate candidates would confirm to SCOTUS and other federal courts:
58% of Democrats said the issue would be very important versus 50% of Republicans
63% of liberals said the issue would be very important versus 55% of conservatives
The survey was conducted online June 2019 among 1,204 likely 2020 voters in 10 SCOTUS battleground states: AZ, CO, GA, IA, ME, MI, MN, NH, NC, and SC. Sponsoring organizations were Alliance for Justice Action Campaign, Earthjustice, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, National Women’s Law Center, and People For the American Way.