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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

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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