The numbers are in on how voters feel about the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and many people are going to be surprised. A majority of voters support Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court if the FBI finds no corroborating evidence to back claims of sexual assault made against him, according to a Monday poll.
Following Thursday’s testimonies from Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, 60 percent of voters are in favor of confirming the judge if no supporting evidence of sexual assault turns up. This is based on a Harvard University September 2018 Center for American Politics (CAPS) Harris Poll.
75 percent of voters said California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein should have given the letter from Ford to the Senate Judiciary Committee when she first received it in July instead of holding it until the middle of Kavanaugh’s confirmation process.
Most voters were strongly against the Kavanaugh confirmation process, saying it was “politicized and mishandled.” Sixty-nine percent of voters called the process a “national disgrace,” according to the poll.
Before Thursday’s hearing, 60 percent of voters thought the allegations made against Kavanaugh were “mostly true.” After the hearing, however, most voters found both Ford and Kavanaugh credible. Sixty-seven percent thought Ford was credible, and 50 percent thought Kavanaugh was credible.
The FBI is investigating the claims made against Kavanaugh following a deal Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake made with Senate Democrats. Flake agreed to advance the nominee for a vote on the Senate floor on the condition that the FBI investigate the allegations made against the nominee.
Flake initially proposed an investigation limited in scope and no more than a week long, but the White House later supported the FBI having free rein over the investigation.
“They can do whatever they have to do, whatever it is that they do,” Trump said Saturday.
The controversial confirmation process has ignited voting interest, with 45 percent of voters indicating they are more likely to vote in the midterms than they were previously.
Sixty-three percent of voters think Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the Supreme Court.
The poll was conducted between Sept. 26 and 27 among a nationally representative sample of 1,228 registered voters. A follow-up flash poll was conducted between Sept. 29 and 30 among 1,330 registered voters.
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