POLL: Plurality oppose Sotomayor confirmation

A plurality of Americans oppose Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court, according to a Rasmussen poll released Tuesday.

44 percent of voters told a Rasmussen poll they opposed Senate confirmation for President Obama's choice to join the Supreme Court. 38 percent support Sotomayor, but 18 percent said they were unsure.

Still, a majority of Americans -- 60 percent -- saw Sotomayor's confirmation as likely.

Sotomayor faces almost evenly split favorability ratings from Americans, according to the poll.

45 percent of Americans said they have a very or somewhat favorable opinion of the New York jurist, while 46 percent said they had a somewhat or very unfavorable opinion of her. Nine percent were unsure.

The poll, conducted July 12-13, has a three percent margin of error.