|"When I was a leader in the Senate, a judicial filibuster was not part of my procedural playbook. Asking a senator to filibuster a judicial nomination was considered an abrogation of some 200 years of Senate tradition." |
|Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole|
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A recent ABC News/Washington Post poll on the judicial filibuster is drawing criticism from social conservatives, who say the poll used biased questions and who note that other polls have found different results.
The ABC News/Washington Post was released April 26 and was touted as showing by a 2-to-1 margin Americans opposing Republican efforts to change the rules and prevent the filibustering of judicial nominees. The Post even ran a story about the poll with a headline stating: "Filibuster Rule Change Opposed."
Specifically, the poll asked, "Would you support or oppose changing Senate rules to make it easier for the Republicans to confirm Bush's judicial nominees?" Only 26 percent of Americans said they supported a rule change, while 66 percent said they opposed it. Read More