With Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's Senate confirmation hearing set to start today, she is still an unfamiliar figure to most Americans, according to a poll released by C-SPAN. Only 19 percent of those polled could name Kagan in response to an open-ended question about the name of the current nominee. If the low level of Kagan awareness can be read as a sign of public ignorance about the nation's highest court, the poll also offers results indicating that the public does not like what it does not know.
Fewer Than 1 in 5 Can Name Kagan as Supreme Court Nominee
The National Law Journal
June 28, 2010