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After conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away in February of 2016, Senate Republicans—led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)—refused to acknowledge then-President Barack Obama's nomination to replace Scalia: Judge Merrick Garland.

Insisting that February was too close to the November election for a President to put forth a Supreme Court nominee, Senate Republicans refused to allow Garland's nomination to reach the Senate floor or even a vote on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Over four years later, the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has opened up yet another seat on the nation's highest court, only 46 days before the 2020 election.

In diametric opposition to the stance they so valiantly held in 2016, Senate Republicans—once again led by McConnell—are scrambling to appoint a new court Justice before the November election.

But it appears American voters aren't on their side.

A Reuters/Ipsos poll issued after Ginsburg's death found that 62 percent of voters believe the next Supreme Court Justice should be chosen by the winner of the 2020 election. According to the poll, eight in 10 Democrats and a whopping five out of 10 Republicans held this position.

It would appear the Republicans hammered their message in 2016, and efforts to uproot it in 2020 might be failing.




But not many are hopeful that Republican leadership will side with the will of the American people.




President Trump has said he intends to nominate a woman to replace Ginsburg by the end of this week.