Poll: Majority Back  Biden’s Intent to Nominate Black Woman to Supreme Court

Poll: Majority Back Biden's Intent to Nominate Black Woman to Supreme Court President Joe Biden President Joe Biden. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

By Brian Freeman | Wednesday, 02 February 2022 10:31 AM

A majority of voters back President Joe Biden's intention to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court, according to a Morning Consult/Politico poll released on Wednesday.

Fifty-one percent of those surveyed said they support the president’s vow to nominate the first Black woman to be a Supreme Court justice, with 23% saying they had no opinion and 28% that they opposed the plan to some degree.

Biden has the chance to follow through on a campaign promise to nominate a Black woman after Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announced his plans to retire last month, The Hill reported.

Other results from the poll include:

  • Among Democrats, 82% back Biden's decision, compared to 47% of independents and 19% of Republicans.
  • When asked how they felt about Biden's vow, 49% said they were confident about it while 50% said they did not feel confident in it.
  • Forty-eight percent said it is unimportant that Biden choose a Black female judge while 38% said it is important.
  • Among Democrats, 66% said it is important for the president to pick a Black female judge, but among independents the number was 30% and among Republicans only 13%.

The Morning Consult/Politico poll was carried out between January 28-30 with a sample size of 2005 registered voters. The results of the survey have a margin of error of 4 percentage points.