Voters Say No to Alito

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Via Atrios, a Gallup poll notes: “If it becomes clear Alito would vote to reverse Roe v. Wade, Americans would not want the Senate to confirm him, by 53% to 37%.” Well, done and done. It’s perfectly clear. Based on his Casey dissent, we can predict with near-certainty how Alito would vote in the upcoming Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood case, which would be essentially a vote to cripple Roe v. Wade. Democrats have no excuse for rejecting him now. Gallup also reports: “If most Senate Democrats oppose the nomination and decide to filibuster against Alito, 50% of Americans believe they would be justified, while 40% say they would not.”

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