62% Want Sotomayor on Court: Poll
Nominee's politics 'about right'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 28, 2009 8:34 AM CDT
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor meets with Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 24, 2009.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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(Newser) – Some 62% of Americans want Sonia Sotomayor confirmed to the high court, with 55% saying her place in the political spectrum is "about right," the Washington Post reports. Her numbers, however, vary on partisan lines: About eight in 10 Dems and two-thirds of independents want her on the court, compared to just 36% of Republicans, who call her too liberal for their tastes.