The Daily Caller has released a report stating that “a majority of voters supports the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court if the FBI finds no corroborating evidence to back up claims of sexual assault made against the nominee.” The numbers came from a poll that was conducted on Monday.
It was reported that after both Kavanaugh’s testimony on Thursday and the testimony of his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, a healthy 60 percent of voters are ready to confirm Kavanaugh into the highest court in our nation, on the stipulation that there is no supporting evidence of sexual assault found. The information came from a Harvard University Center for American Politics Harris Poll, which was conducted this month.
Not surprisingly, 75% of voters felt that Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California should have handed over the letter Blasey Ford had written when she first received it in July. In the letter, Christine Blasey Ford wrote of the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh. Feinstein decided to wait until the middle of the confirmation process for Kavanaugh to reveal the letter. It was a clear delay tactic.
The Daily Caller reports:
Most voters were strongly displeased with 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. Voters acknowledged partisanship on each end of the political spectrum, with 54 percent blaming Republicans and 55 percent blaming Democrats.
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.
Currently, the FBI is looking into the allegations made against the nominee via an investigation, which came after Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake struck a deal on Friday with Senate Democrats in which he agreed to move forward with a vote on Kavanaugh on the Senate floor, with the stipulation that the FBI investigate the allegations against Kavanaugh.
Senator Flake first presented the idea of a limited investigation in terms of scope, not taking more than a week to conduct. Later, the White House allowed the bureau “free rein” when it came down to the investigation.
“They can do whatever they have to do, whatever it is that they do,” President Trump stated on Saturday.
There are still many undecided voters in regards to how their respective senators should be voting on the nominee. 44% of voters have stated that their senators should be voting against Brett Kavanaugh. 37 percent have stated that their senators should vote in favor of the nominee, while almost 20 percent are still undecided.
The Daily Caller writes:
The divisive confirmation process has also 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.
Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick have all made allegations against Kavanaugh, accusing him of sexual assault and misconduct during high school and later years. Swetnick’s ex-boyfriend reportedly filed a restraining order against her in 2001, and she has been sued for sexual harassment.
There have been even more anonymous claims made against the nominee, which he has categorically denied time and time again.
The poll cited in this article was conducted between September 26-27 among a sample of 1,228 registered United States voters.