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New Alito Poll

From Gallup:

Generally speaking, how would you rate Bush’s choice of Samuel Alito to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court — as excellent, good, only fair, or poor?

Excellent 17

Good 26

Only fair 22

Poor 17

No opinion 18

The same question, asked about Harriet Miers on October 3-4:

Excellent 11

Good 33

Only fair 25

Poor 16

No opinion 15

As you may know, Alito was nominated to replace Sandra Day O’Connor. Does it bother you that President Bush did not nominate a woman to replace O’Connor, or does it not bother you?

Yes, bothered 23

No, not bothered 75

No opinion 2

If you were convinced that Alito would vote to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision, would you, personally, want the Senate to vote to confirm him to the Supreme Court, or not?

Yes, confirm 37

No, not confirm 53

No opinion 10

Suppose all or most of the Democrats in the Senate oppose Alito’s nomination. Do you think they would be justified — or not justified — in using Senate procedures, such as the filibuster, to prevent an up-or-down vote on his nomination?

Justified 50

Not justified 40

No opinion 10

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