Politico Buries Own Poll Results Finding Americans Support Gorsuch Nomination


On Wednesday, political editor Guy Benson spotlighted a statistic from Politico‘s latest poll on the Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch: “Americans support Gorsuch confirmation by 21-point margin, fewer than one-in-four are opposed.”

The readers of Politico might be slow to learn this poll result, however, as the information was buried in a Wednesday article  that hyped “voter perceptions of President Donald Trump‘s job performance have eroded following the failure of a long-promised health care bill through Congress, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll.”

The article didn’t mention the Gorsuch issue until the 14th paragraph of their write-up. Instead, Politico touted how “for the first time in POLITICO/Morning Consult’s polling since Trump’s inauguration, more voters now disapprove of his job performance…than approve.” They disclosed that, “while disapproval of Trump only narrowly exceeds his approval rating, the intensity gap between opponents and supporters of Trump is far wider. Overall, 38 percent of voters strongly disapprove of Trump, compared to only 23 percent who strongly approve.”

Politico finally acknowledged near the end of the article that “one brighter spot for Trump in the poll are views of Neil Gorsuch, the federal appellate judge Trump has nominated to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court. A plurality of voters, 44 percent, think the Senate should confirm Gorsuch, while only 23 percent say they Senate shouldn’t confirm Gorsuch.”

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