Fifty-three percent of Americans think the U.S. Senate should hold a vote onSupreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, while 42 percent say the Senate should wait for the next president to nominate someone. Most Democrats (75 percent) want a vote now, but most Republicans (65 percent) think it should be held off until next year.
Senate Republican leaders have said they will not hold hearings on any Supreme Court justice nominated by President Obama because they want to wait until the next president is in office. Seventy-three percent of Americans think this is being done for political reasons, while just a quarter say it is because that's what Republican Senate leaders think is best for the country.
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