Poll: Slim majority favors Sotomayor confirmation

Just over half of Americans favor confirming Sonia Sotomayor, a new Gallup poll finds.

At 53%, Sotomayor's support is virtually unchanged from a similar poll in late May, in which 54% of respondents favored confirmation.

33% oppose Sotomayor, and 13% have no opinion.



With Sotomayor's hearings kicking off today, many observers think the nominee is a lock for confirmation. Even Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) predicted Sotomayor would breeze through the Senate, barring a "complete meltdown."