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I&I/TIPP Poll: Americans Don't Agree Biden Supreme Court Pick Must Be One Gender, One Race

American views on the upcoming nomination.

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With the planned retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, President Joe Biden will soon get a chance to name a replacement. Biden has vowed his choice will be an African-American woman. Do Americans support making race and gender the main basis for selection?

The answer is "no."

Specifically, I&I/TIPP asked Americans the following: "With the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, President Biden will soon get to select a replacement. How important is it that President Biden choose a Black woman?"

By 47% to 43%, a plurality of Americans said those criteria were "not important." Of those, 30% said they were "not at all important," making that the largest response of all. Another 18% said it was "not very important." And 10% said they were not sure.

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