WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court nominee Judge Clarence Thomas enjoys about equal support, and opposition, from whites and blacks, but two-thirds of the American people have no opinion on whether he should be confirmed, the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll shows.
Among those with a view, twice as many say he should be confirmed as say he should be rejected.
Judge Thomas, who is black and has been opposed by most civil rights organizations, was supported by 23 percent of blacks and opposed by 15 percent.
Among whites, 26 percent favored confirmation and 10 percent did not. In the public generally, 24 percent favored confirmation; 11 percent did not.