The latest AP/Ipsos poll found that Harriet had more support from the public than Scalito does. When asked if the Senate should confirm him, Scalito is at 38 percent. Harriet was at 41 percent.
And he's doing way worse than Roberts even among Bush's base:
Almost two-thirds of evangelicals supported Roberts' confirmation with half strongly backing him. For Alito, about half of evangelicals support his confirmation, one-third strongly. There were similar drops among Republicans and among people who make more than $75,000 a year.
Alito's selection followed the implosion of the Miers nomination, which could leave some people slow to embrace President Bush's latest nominee, said presidential scholar Charles Jones, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
''That has led to a hesitancy among some Republicans, conservatives and evangelicals,'' Jones said. ''The Miers experience really raised doubts about the president and his judgment, it's more of a wait-and-see.''