WASHINGTON- A majority of Americans believe it should be up to President Barack Obama to nominate the next US Supreme Court justice, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found on Thursday, with opinion divided along ideological party lines.
The poll showed that 54 percent of Americans believed Obama should make the nomination. The support overwhelmingly came from Democrats,
with 81 percent of them saying they supported Obama nominating Scalia’s successor. Among Republicans, only 27 percent said they either strongly or somewhat supported Obama making the pick. The poll of 1,108 adults, including 460 Democrats and 426 Republicans, was conducted Tuesday to Thursday. It had a credibility interval of about 5 percentage points.