Tuesday, October 18, 2005

More Survey Data on GOP/Conservative Opinions of Miers

Some commenters on my post below shrugged off the SurveyUSA poll numbers, arguing that even though conservatives merely view Miers favorably, it doesn't follow that they support her nomination.

OK, maybe so. But these additional data from SurveyUSA suggests otherwise. The question asked was:

Do you think the nomination of Harriett Miers to the Supreme Court will be seen by historians as one of President Bush's most brilliant decisions? as one of President Bush's greatest mistakes? Or will it have no historical significance?
The responses show that 27% of Republicans and 25% of conservatives think the Miers pick is a brilliant decision. (Who are these people? Even I don't think that.) 14% of Republicans and 22% of conservatives think the pick is Bush's greatest mistake. 55% of Republicans and 48% of conservatives think Miers' nomination will be of no historical significance. Those data certainly show some unhappiness (twice as many of them think Miers is BUsh's greatest mistake), but they still leave me wondering if it is not just a vocal minority and the elite right-wing punditry who are upset about Miers.

3 Comments:

Blogger Kent said...

"The responses show that 27% of Republicans and 25% of conservatives think the Miers pick is a brilliant decision. (Who are these people? Even I don't think that.)"

That last is the most telling comment you've posted in awhile.
 

Posted by Kent Budge

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 1:57:00 PM  
Blogger The Hedgehog said...

Kent, if you scroll down you will see that I have always said that I am not thrilled by the Miers pick. I do not think conservatives should attack her until we get a chance to judge her performance in the hearings. Who knows? At that point I may withdraw my support myself. Are you willing to say yo may end up supporting her based on her confirmation hearing testimony? 

Posted by The Hedgehog

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 5:12:00 PM  
Blogger bethtopaz said...

I'm one of the 55% and 48% - I think, in the long run, it will be of no historical significance. Chances are she is pretty close to what most conservatives want, albeit she may not be the intellectual powerhouse that a John Roberts is. But, then, it would difficult to have to follow that act!

I think more important  is the War for Freedom and the War Against Terror -- tremendous things are happening in Iraq and Afghanistan -- things that will start a dominoe effect in that region and assure greater peace for us for future generations. This, I believe, will be George W. Bush's great legacy.

By the way, Hedgehog - I love the buttons you put at the top of the posting box! Very cool! 

Posted by beth barnat

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 9:45:00 PM  

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