Senate Count Shows Pro-Bork Faction Leading 32-27
WASHINGTON (AP) _ More senators have declared they will vote to confirm Robert H. Bork as a Supreme Court justice than those committed to oppose him, but 41 have not yet declared either way.
The vote is generally split along party lines, with 30 Republicans and two Democrats favoring the nomination and 25 Democrats and two Republicans opposing it.
The Senate has 54 Democrats and 46 Republicans.
The Associated Press polled all senators who had not previously taken a public stance.
Republicans who sided with the Democratic opposition were Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania and Bob Packwood of Oregon. Sens. Ernest F. Hollings, D-S.C., and David Boren, D-Okla., are in the pro-Bork camp.
Senators who have announced for Bork:
Republicans William M. Armstrong, Colorado; Cristopher S. Bond, Missouri; Rudy Boschwitz, Minnesota; Thad Cochran, Mississippi; John Danforth, Missouri; Bob Dole, Kansas; Peter Domenici, New Mexico; Dave Durenberger, Minnesota; Jake Garn, Utah; Phil Gramm, Texas; Charles Grassley, Iowa; Alan Simpson, Wyoming; Orrin G. Hatch, Utah; Chic Hecht, Nevada; Jesse Helms, North Carolina; Gordon Humphrey, New Hampshire; David Karnes, Nebraska; Nancy Kassebaum, Kansas; Richard Lugar, Indiana; John McCain, Arizona; James McClure, Idaho; Mitch McConnell, Kentucky; Larry Pressler, South Dakota; Dan Quayle, Indiana; William Roth Jr., Delaware; Warren Rudman, New Hampshire; Strom Thurmond, South Carolina; Paul Trible, Jr., Virginia; Malcolm Wallop, Wyoming; Pete Wilson, California, and Democrats Boren and Hollings.
Senators who have announced against Bork:
Democrats Max Baucus, Montana; Lloyd Bensten, Texas; Joseph Biden, Jr., Delaware; Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico; Bill Bradley, New Jersey; Quentin Burdick, North Dakota; Alan Cranston, California; John Glenn, Ohio; J. Bennett Johnston, Louisiana; Edward Kennedy, Massachusetts; John Kerry, Massachusetts; Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey; Patrick Leahy, Vermont; John Melcher, Montana; Carl Levin, Michigan; Spark Matsunaga, Hawaii; John Melcher, Montana; Howard Metzenbaum, Ohio; Barbara Mikulski, Maryland; David Pryor, Arkansas; Donald Riegle Jr., Michigan; John D. Rockefeller IV, West Virginia; Terry Sanford, North Carolina; Paul Simon, Illinois; Timothy Wirth, Colorado, and Republicans Packwood and Specter.
One Democrat said he would vote against Bork but did not yet want to be named.