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US voters believe winner of election should fill court vacancy, shows poll

Biden retains a clear lead over Trump, 49 to 41% in presidential race, says poll

Donald Trump, Melania, Amy Coney Barrett
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US President Donald Trump on Saturday nominated Amy Coney Barrett (right) to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated with the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Jonathan Martin & Alexander Burns | NYT Washington
A clear majority of voters believes the winner of the US presidential election should fill the Supreme Court seat left open by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to a national poll conducted by The New York Times and Siena College, a sign of the political peril President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are courting by attempting to rush through an appointment before the end of the campaign.

In a survey of likely voters taken in the week leading up to Trump’s nomination on Saturday of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the high court, 56 per cent said they

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First Published: Sep 28 2020 | 1:40 AM IST

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