Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Wait Just A Second

Many conservatives are getting sore arms patting themselves on the back over the Alito nomination, but perhaps they should take a look at the latest Gallup poll before they get too giddy.

Alito's numbers are much closer to Miers than Roberts (43% think he is an excellent or good nominee, 39% say fair or poor), and the poll shows that by 15% the public doesn't want Alito confirmed if he will vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.

This shows that the public is wary about any Bush nominee at this point, and that if the Democrats can make a strong case against Alito they could either derail the nomination, or prosper in 2006. It will greatly depend on how Alito comes across during his hearings, but the giddiness of the GOP does make a fall a little more likely.