Kavanaugh's already low support has completely collapsed before hearing
Women voters and even Republicans have doubts about Brett Kavanaugh.
Americans don’t like what they see in Brett Kavanaugh, as he prepares to testify before the Senate Judicial Committee on Thursday.
Summoned to answer questions about allegations of previous sexual assaults, the already-slim public support that Kavanaugh received after being nominated in July has since evaporated.
Today, he stands as the least-supported Supreme Court nominee in modern American history. Not surprisingly, women are fleeing his side. Also, Republican support for his nomination is dwindling.
People just don’t find Kavanaugh credible as he faces several women who accuse him of sexual misconduct and assault, including Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who is scheduled to testify on Thursday about her claim of assault and attempted rape at the hands of Supreme Court nominee.
Just 26 percent believe Kavanaugh’s denials regarding Ford, according to a new Marist poll.
It all adds up to complete collapse in terms of public support.
Kavanaugh’s support recently fell 8 points in just one month, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.
Women are leading the Kavanaugh exodus. Just 23 percent support him, and only 11 percent of single women want to see him on the Supreme Court.
Overall, Kavanaugh’s public support is now consistently underwater, with more people opposing his nomination than supporting it. That runs completely counter to U.S. tradition.
Typically, Supreme Court nominees enjoy widespread, bipartisan support.
When President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland in 2016, Garland’s net public support was +23 points, even though Republicans refused to acknowledge him and no confirmation hearings were ever held.
Meanwhile, the idea seems to be slipping away that by sticking fervently by Kavanaugh’s side and helping GOP try to ram through his nomination, Trump can tap into wild enthusiasm within GOP base. Instead, more Republicans signal they no longer back him.
Kavanaugh suffered an 11-point drop in net support from Republicans over the previous week, at a time when Trump is trying to rally support. Specifically, the nominee experienced a 18-point drop in support from GOP women in the latest Morning Consult survey.
This nominee just isn’t believable.
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.
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