Rasmussen, Trump’s Preferred Pollster, Doesn’t Think President Should Rush SCOTUS Process
Whenever Trump tweets about a favorability rating above 50%, it invariably comes from the same place. Scott Rasmussen, a Conservative pollster regularly posts polls that show the President in a positive light. Rasmussen gained some notoriety when his polls showed Trump winning the 2016 election. However, he also had the Republicans winning the 2018 midterms, which was a wave election where Democrats picked up 40 seats.
And Rasmussen, who has his ear to the ground on everything polling, also has some advice for Donald Trump. The pollster says that it would be a mistake for Trump to rush through his next Supreme Court nominee.
On Saturday morning, Trump tweeted, “We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us, the most important of which has long been considered to be the selection of United States Supreme Court Justices. We have this obligation, without delay!”
Last night, Rasmussen told Fox’s Laura Ingraham that wasn’t the right play. “I hear all this talk that Republicans are ready to go and vote right away, I think that’s a big mistake,” he said.
The pollster continued:
“I think the president should come out and say, ‘I want the American people to decide this, I’m going to nominate someone after I’m re-elected, here’s who I’m thinking of nominating and by the way, I want to specifically hear from Joe Biden who he’s going to nominate.’ And the reason I think he should do that is that’s puts the focus on the choice for the court, not on this side argument of whether or not the confirmation battle should go ahead right now.”
Watch a clip of the interview below, courtesy of Fox News:
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