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Poll: Americans Split on if Senate Should Vote on Supreme Court Pick

Democratic voters want a vote this year

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    Justice Antonin Scalia, whose death has prompted a battle over choosing his replacement, appears in a Supreme Court photo on October 8, 2010, in Washington, DC.

    American voters are divided on whether the U.S. Senate should vote this year on President Obama's eventual nominee to succeed Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, according to results from a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

    Overall, 43 percent say the Senate should vote this year on a replacement, versus 42 percent who prefer to leave the position vacant and wait for a nomination by the new president; 15 percent have no opinion.