(The Post Millennial) – A new ABC News/Ipsos poll shows that most Americans want President Joe Biden to consider all qualified candidates for the SCOTUS vacancy.
Biden has signaled that he wants to nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court to replace Justice Stephen Breyer, whose set to retire.
However, over three-quarters of Americans, 76 percent, want Biden to consider “all possible nominees” for the position based on merit, the poll found. But just 23 percent want Biden to follow through what he committed to.
According to ABC News, “Breyer’s announcement provides Biden the opportunity to change the demographic makeup of the conservative-leaning bench.”
Biden’s affirmative action-aligned promise goes back to his presidential campaign.
During the spring 2020 primaries, days before Super Tuesday, Biden pledged to nominate the first black woman to the Supreme Court, if elected.
“The person I will nominate will be someone with extraordinary qualifications, character, experience and integrity. And that person will be the first Black woman ever nominated to the United States Supreme Court,” Biden said during remarks on Breyer’s retirement, telling reporters he is going to to honor the promise.
“It’s long overdue in my view. I made that commitment during the campaign for president, and I will keep that commitment,” continued the commander-in-chief at a ceremony last week honoring the retiring Supreme Court justice.
43 percent of voters believe justices rule “on the basis of their partisan political views” rather than “on the basis of the law,” which is a position held by only 38 percent of respondents. 18 percent “did not know enough to express a view one way or the other,” ABC News reported on the suvery’s additional findings.