Poll: Slim majority favors Sotomayor confirmation

Just over half of Americans favor confirming Sonia Sotomayor, a new Gallup poll finds.

At 53%, Sotomayor's support is virtually unchanged from a similar poll in late May, in which 54% of respondents favored confirmation.

33% oppose Sotomayor, and 13% have no opinion.

With Sotomayor's hearings kicking off today, many observers think the nominee is a lock for confirmation. Even Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamThe Trail 2016: Who is really winning? Graham: GOP Senate could rein in Clinton White House The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (R-S.C.) predicted Sotomayor would breeze through the Senate, barring a "complete meltdown."