That push fits with a reelection strategy that was already aimed at revving up the base, according to John Fredericks, a radio host and member of the Trump/Pence 2020 advisory board.
“This election is about mobilization, not persuasion,” he said. “We’ve got to get our people out on Election Day. Amy Coney Barrett motivates a huge election day turnout for us.”
Her public anti-abortion stance is already well known. But she has also staked out positions against immigration, gun control, and the Affordable Care Act.
Outside groups are already mobilizing around what is certain to be a contentious nomination.
America First Policies has just completed polling in the battleground state of Pennsylvania. When asked whether they thought Trump should nominate a replacement and the Senate should hold a confirmation vote before the election, 51% of voters said the president should move forward, including 66% of independents.
And when asked how important the issue of a Supreme Court vacancy would be in deciding their vote for president, 66% said it was important, 72% of Republicans, 62% of Democrats, 68% of independents, and 70% of Catholics.
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