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Lower Court Edition: Support Builds for Kyle Duncan’s Nomination to Fifth Circuit

November 29, 2017

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Kyle Duncan’s nomination to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has overwhelming support from elected officials and community leaders in Louisiana and nationally.

The issue of judicial nominations is very potent, especially in Louisiana.

  • Exit polling from the 2016 presidential race showed nationally, 21 percent of voters call appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court “the most important factor” in their decision, preliminary exit polls indicate. (Though President Obama did put forth a nominee, the Supreme Court seat vacated when Justice Antonin Scalia passed away in February, remains open.) These voters overwhelmingly favor Trump, 57 to 40 percent.
  • Louisiana voters went overwhelmingly for President Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 general election, a 20 point margin: 58%-38%