O’Connor tops list of preferred Chief Justice nominees, poll results show

O’Connor tops list of preferred Chief Justice nominees, poll results show

[JURIST] Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor [Oyez project biography] has topped a roster of potential nominees to replace Chief Justice William Rehnquist [Oyez biography] should he retire, according to the results of a Zogby poll released Wednesday. O'Connor garnered support from 18% of those polled, while more conservative Justices Clarence Thomas [Oyez biography] and Antonin Scalia [Oyez biography] pulled in 13 and 8 percent of the vote, respectively. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani placed second overall, with 14% percent of the vote. Zogby International has the poll results.