Voters are closely divided on whether Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett should get confirmed by the Senate to the court, according to new polls.
Thirty-seven percent of respondents favor confirming Barrett, while 30 percent oppose the confirmation, according to a Scott Rasmussen/Just The News poll.
The remaining 33 percent aren't sure.
The divide was clearly along party lines. Nearly 70 percent of Republican respondents think the nominee should be confirmed, versus 52 percent of Democrats who think she should not be. A plurality of independents aren't sure.
The margin of error was not released.
Most Republicans support a confirmation while most Democrats oppose it.
But majorities of Republicans, Democrats, and independents said they think the Senate will likely confirm Barrett.
The poll of 1,000 likely voters had a margin of error of plus/minus 3 percent.
A majority of respondents, 57 percent, then said the Senate should consider a nominee even though it was nearing the end of President Barack Obama's term; a plurality now, 49 percent, believe the vetting should be put on hold until after the Nov. 3 election.
Another 47 percent think the Senate should proceed.
A strong majority of Republicans, 83 percent, said the nomination should move forward, versus the 36 percent who said it should have moved forward in 2016. Democrats have flipped, too: 16 percent say the current nomination should move forward, versus 74 percent who supported moving Obama's nominee forward back then. Forty-eight percent of independents, versus 60 percent four years ago, support the Senate considering President Donald Trump's nominee.
The poll was conducted with 809 registered voters from Sept. 24 to Sept. 27. It had a plus/minus 3.5 percent margin of error.
Trump recently expanded his list he said he would draw from for vacancies on the nation's highest court; Biden has so far refused to do so.