But maybe that’s the plan…

From USA Today:

A USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll taken Friday through Sunday finds that 51% of Americans expect “a major fight� over Roberts in the Senate. But by 59% to 22%, those surveyed say he should be confirmed for the job.

Roberts’ favorable-unfavorable ratings are a muscular 46%-13%; 19% haven’t heard of him.

In contrast, by 34% to 25%, Americans have an unfavorable view of Rove; 25% have never heard of him. Seen by many as Bush’s most powerful White House adviser, Rove has been in the news lately because of an investigation into whether administration officials illegally leaked the name of a CIA operative to reporters.

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