Astroturf Has No Roots

From Holden:

Piggybacking on echidne’s Eschaton post regarding Ken “FAB-u-loussss” Mehlman’s astroturf efforts on behalf of the nuclear option, we find that all recent polling data indicate Kenny has his work cut out for him.

Time Magazine

Do you favor or oppose eliminating the filibuster for judicial nominees?

Favor: 28%

Oppose: 59%

CNN/USA Today/Gallup

Do you favor or oppose the use of the filibuster in the U.S. Senate?

Favor: 52%

Oppose: 40%

ABC News/WaPo

Would you support or oppose changing Senate rules to make it easier for the Republicans to confirm Bush’s judicial nominees?

Support: 26%

Oppose: 66%

NBC News/Wall Street Journal

In your opinion, should the Senate maintain the filibuster rule or eliminate the filibuster for judicial nominations?

Maintain Filibuster: 48%

Eliminate Filibuster: 39%

Newsweek (“Tha Killaz”) Magazine

Would you approve or disapprove of changing Senate rules to take away the filibuster and allow all of George W. Bush’s judicial nominees to get voted on by the Senate?

Approve: 32%

Disapprove: 57%