Bench Memos

Sotomayor Falling in Polls

A new Zobgy O’Leary Report poll finds that American voters who say they have read or heard enough about Judge Sonia Sotomayor to make a decision are split evenly on her nomination: 49 percent in favor and 49 percent against confirming her to the U.S. Supreme Court.


And a majority of some key voting blocks — Independents, small-business owners, and gun owners — oppose Sotomayor’s confirmation. Even Hispanic voters are almost evenly split.

Independent voters oppose Judge Sotomayor’s confirmation 55 percent to 44 percent, and small-business owners oppose 52 to 42 percent. A whopping majority of gun owners (67 percent) also oppose her confirmation, while only 30 percent support it.