A majority of Americans don't trust Donald Trump to choose the next justice of the Supreme Court — and think the vacancy should be filled this year, a new poll shows.
The Democrat-leaning Public Policy Polling survey
finds 53 percent of voters say they wouldn't trust the presumptive GOP presidential nominee to choose a successor to the high court seat left by the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.
Thirty-eight percent said they would trust Trump with the selection.
The survey shows 58 percent of Americans think the Supreme Court vacancy should be filled this year, before a new president takes office; 37 percent disagree.
Among Republicans, 57 percent of voters say they'd trust Trump with the pick; 29 percent would prefer either President Barack Obama or Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton make the decision rather than Trump — up from 26 percent who said so in a poll two months ago, PPP reports.
The Senate GOP leadership has held firm to its opposition to hold hearings on President Barack Obama's nominee for the opening, moderate Judge Merrick Garland
The survey's margin of error is plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.
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