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 GrahamSenators to Obama: Make 'timely' call on Afghan troops levels Senate amendments could sink email privacy compromise Trump: Romney 'walks like a penguin' MORE (R-S.C.) predicted Sotomayor would breeze through the Senate, barring a "complete meltdown."

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