Rather than focus on Gorsuch’s judicial qualifications and whether he would interpret and apply the law aptly, Democratic Senators on the Judiciary Committee have chosen to spend their allotted time prodding Gorsuch’s political beliefs.

There seems to be universal confusion in the Democratic camp about the role of the judiciary, and instead, Gorsuch has been questioned as though he would serve as an extension of the legislative branch.

Polling released by Rasmussen Wednesday indicates most voters (at least those who responded to the poll) believe staunch Democratic opposition to Gorsuch’s nomination is not because he’s unqualified, but because of political reasons.

Voters remain confident that Judge Neil Gorsuch will be approved for the Supreme Court and think he deserves it more than President Obama’s nominees did at this stage of the process. Opposition to Gorsuch is seen as driven more by politics than concerns about his judicial thinking.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters believe opposition to President Trump’s first Supreme Court nominee is due mostly to partisan politics. Thirty-five percent (35%) disagree and say that opposition is based more on honest differences of opinion. Sixteen percent (16%) are undecided.

It probably hasn’t helped that scarcely a Democrat questioned Judge Gorsuch without mentioning how Republicans stonewalled confirmation of Obama Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland.

Despite respondent belief that opposition to Gorsuch is purely political, they’re also confident he’ll be confirmed and join the bench as the newest Associate Supreme Court Justice.

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