A new poll shows that nearly half of voters approve of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.
The Fox News poll found that 49 percent of voters approve of Gorsuch's nomination, while 37 percent oppose him, reported Fox News. The remaining 14 percent were undecided.
Although those who approve of Gorsuch outweigh those who oppose him by 12 percent, Fox News points out that it's likely every Democratic Senator opposes his nomination, which will result in a slim victory for the Republicans, who hold the majority in both the House and the Senate.
"Democrats are at the very least giving their elected leaders permission to fight Trump's nominees while many will be demanding they do anything to slow the administration," says Democratic pollster Chris Anderson, who conducted the poll with Republican pollster Daron Shaw. "And with the sense that blood is in the water after General Flynn's forced resignation, that demand could increase."
"The judiciary generally, and the Supreme Court particularly, are seen as relatively competent and non-partisan," added Shaw. "That makes President Trump's response to the opinions on the district and appellate judges' rulings on his immigration order a gamble politically."
Other polls also indicate the public is in favor of Gorsuch's nomination.
According to Pew Research, 44 percent of respondents said the Senate should confirm Gorsuch, while 32 percent said they should not.
The remaining 24 percent were undecided.
But what really matters is whether the Senate approves of Gorsuch.
The federal judges are similar to those of Merrick Garland, former President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee who was blocked by Republicans and never even voted on.
According to Pew Research, 46 percent of respondents said the Senate should confirm him, while 30 percent said they shouldn't confirm. The remaining 24 percent were undecided.