In our most read Snippets in recent times, we asked readers if they would confirm Elena Kagan as a U.S. Supreme Court justice if they were a U.S. Senator. Almost the majority of readers, 47% percent said “No,” 41% said, “Yes,” and 11 percent are “not sure.” This was also the largest participation we have ever gotten in our polls, however, this was the first time no reader left an additional comment.
This Snippet’s question: If the U.S. Senate confirms Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Court will consist of six Catholics and three Jews though nearly one in every two Americans is a Protestant. Do you think President Obama should have nominated a Protestant to the Court?