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   Poll shows support for new female justice

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7/13/2005 10:00 pm

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CNN

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Entered 7/13/2005, Updated 7/13/2005

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Nearly 8 out of 10 respondents to a new CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll said they liked the idea that a woman replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Thirteen percent said it was "essential" that another woman replace O'Connor, who announced her resignation plans earlier this month; 65 percent said they felt it was a "good idea but not essential." Nineteen percent said the gender of the next justice doesn't matter to them; 2 percent said it was a "bad idea" for a woman to get the seat; 1 percent had no opinion. ... Asked about the prospects of a Hispanic on the Supreme Court, 63 percent said it would be a "good idea but not essential." Twenty-seven percent said it doesn't matter to them. Four percent said it was "essential" for a Hispanic to get picked, while another 4 percent said it was a "bad idea." Two percent expressed no opinion. ... Of 489 people asked, nearly 7 out of 10 -- or 68 percent -- said they do not want the high court to "completely overturn" Roe v. Wade, compared to 29 percent who said they did. Three percent said they had no opinion.


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