August 6th, 2009
09:40 AM ET
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Sotomayor confirmation vote set for Thursday afternoon

A new nationwide poll also showed that a majority of Americans now believe the Senate should confirm Sotomayor.
A new nationwide poll also showed that a majority of Americans now believe the Senate should confirm Sotomayor.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Judge Sonia Sotomayor was expected to easily win Senate confirmation Thursday as two more Republican senators announced their support for the country's first Hispanic high court pick.

The final day of debate is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., with a vote on her nomination scheduled for about 3 p.m. Legal sources said a White House swearing-in ceremony could happen as early as Friday.

A new nationwide poll also showed that a majority of Americans now believe the Senate should confirm Sotomayor.

Most Senate Democrats and Republicans, however, continued to express sharply differing opinions of Sotomayor's experience and temperament during the full chamber's second day of deliberations.

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