Do voters cast intelligent votes on judges? Probably not.
A Zogby International survey shows that most Americans have only a dim idea which judges sit on even the prestigious and exhaustively media covered U.S. Supreme Court. Of those who responded:
[O]nly a quarter can name two Supreme Court Justices . . . . [11 percent] were able to name the Supreme Court Justice confirmed in January 2006, Samuel Alito.
Awareness of state appellate judges is almost certainly weaker.
Cross Posted at Colorado Confidential.