Amid all the petty squabbles and tempests in a teapot as a crowded field jockeyed for position in the Republican race for president, not to mention the media's nonstop focus on anything and everything Donald Trump, scant attention has been given to the crucial issue of the candidates' views on Supreme Court picks.
The next president, conventional wisdom holds, could appoint up to four new justices.
Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, perhaps trying to secure President Obama's previous voters and supporters in her neck-and-neck presidential battle against Vermont socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, made a curious overture the other day. She indicated a willingness to appoint Obama to the Supreme Court if she is elected in November.
But according to pollsters at Rasmussen Reports, a majority of voters neither would approve of putting Obama on the Supreme Court, nor want to see him run for a third presidential term.
From a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of 1,000 likely voters conducted on Jan. 28 and 31, with a margin of sampling error +/- 3 percentage points, and a 95 percent level of confidence. :