- Votes approve 54/24 %
- 22% undecided
- Democrats support 81/3 %
- Independents support 50/26 %
- Republicans oppose 46/26 %
- Men approve 48/31 %
- Women approve 59/18 %
It’s pretty much a done deal at this point. The “racist” meme isn’t sticking and many Republicans are calling for their cage-rattling compatriots to cool it. So now it’s more about principled opposition and that won’t be enough to stop this appointment.
In fact, I get the sense that some of the moderate Republicans actually want to support this nomination because she’s actually incredibly qualified.
In other words, say hello to Justice Sotomayor.
But I still think Justices should have term limits of 16 years. I don’t think lifetime appointments are helpful or even appropriate in democracies. Convince me otherwise.