Today, End Citizens United released the results of a statewide survey among likely general election voters in Iowa. The poll shows that a majority of voters support President Obama and the U.S. Senate taking action to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court.
End Citizens United enlisted top polling firms to conduct a statewide live telephone poll of likely voters in Iowa. Key takeaways:
- Nearly six in ten of voters believe that it is still the responsibility of current leaders, President Obama and the Senate to take action to fill the vacancy now.
- A plurality of voters (47%) are less likely to vote for Senator Charles Grassley upon learning that, “Senator Charles Grassley serves as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which holds confirmation hearings for judicial nominees put forward by the president. The Des Moines Register reported that Grassley has joined with other Republican senators in refusing to hold these hearings, effectively stopping the confirmation process before Democratic President Barack Obama has named a nominee.”
- Additionally, more than two-thirds of voters rated Citizens United unfavorably.
- Eighty-five percent of voters believe that appointing a Justice who will reduce the influence of special interest money in government and elections is an important view for a justice to hold.
To read the entire polling memo, click here.