May 13, 2009

Public Doesn't Share Emphasis on Supreme Court Diversity

CQ's Legal Beat is reporting on a recent Gallop Poll showing the public is far less concerned with identity politics in a SCOTUS nominee than those inside the beltway.

Here are the results:

As I discussed here, most of the beltway talk is about what minority group the nominee should come from, but it appears that the public is far more concerned with competence than identity politics.  Kudos to them.