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Miers Poll Results

A new poll from Gallup:

Would you say you are pleased or disappointed that Harriet Miers nomination was withdrawn?

Pleased 42

Disappointed 35

No opinion 23

[Asked of those who are pleased] If you had to choose among the following, which would you say is the most important reason why you are pleased that Harriet Miers’ nomination was withdrawn — her views are too conservative, her views are not conservative enough, she does not have strong enough qualifications to serve on the Supreme Court, or she is too close to George W. Bush personally?

Too conservative 8

Not conservative enough 4

No strong qualifications 49

Too close to Bush 35

No opinion 4

Do you consider the withdrawal of Harriet Miers to be a major setback for the Bush administration, a minor setback, or not a setback at all?

Major setback 18

Minor setback 42

Not a setback 34

No opinion 8

Do you think George W. Bush should nominate someone to the Supreme Court who is — very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal, or very liberal?

Very conservative 14

Somewhat conservative 23

Moderate 34

Somewhat liberal 16

Very liberal 8

No opinion 5

Now that George W. Bush has withdrawn his nomination of Harriet Miers, how important is it to you that he nominates another woman to replace Sandra Day O’Connor on the Supreme Court — very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important?

Very important 30

Somewhat important 29

Not too important 14

Not at all important 25

No opinion 2

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