RUSH: Our favorite political analyst, political scientist, Bill Schneider, CNN yesterday afternoon on the Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. The guest was Senator Kennedy, but we’re not going to put Senator Kennedy on the bite, I don’t believe. What’s funny about this is that Bill Schneider reports that the majority of the American people support Judge Alito’s nomination. Then, after reporting that, Schneider explains to Democrats what questions they have to raise to change that. He even went and checked other networks’ polls. So here’s the bite.
BILL SCHNEIDER: They said they were “inclined to support the Senate confirmation” of Judge Alito, 49%, just shy of a majority. Why are they inclined to support him? Because a majority of Americans, 52%, believe that Judge Alito’s views are in the mainstream. What would it take to convince Americans that he’s too extreme? People were asked, “Suppose you’re convinced that after his confirmation hearings, Judge Alito would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade?” Then, in that case, a majority said that they would not support his confirmation: 56% say no. And I just checked in a poll just release bid Washington Post and the ABC News Poll, Americans said, “If Judge Alito is confirmed, do you think he would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade?” Only 18% of Americans right now say they think he would vote to overturn. That’s a very low number. That number might change. That’s what we’re looking for during these confirmation hearings.
RUSH: Well, so there you have it! Bill Schneider reports the bad news for Democrats and tells them what they’ve gotta go do to change it. You gotta change it. The public doesn’t think he’s going to overturn Roe vs. Wade. You gotta convince them he’s gonna overturn Roe vs. Wade. That’s what you’ve got to, the polling data shows. So the focus of the story was, “Uh-oh. Well, we got to report the good news here, but we’re gonna try to give some help.” Kennedy was a guest on the show. Kennedy is sitting there as this was being reported.
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