Thursday, October 04, 2018
The Tide Has Turned Against Kavanaugh's Confirmation
These charts reflect the results of the new NPR / PBS NewsHour / Marist Poll -- done on October 1st of a national sample of 1,183 adults, with a 3.8 point margin of error.
It shows that by an 7 point gap the public now opposes the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to sit on the Supreme Court (41% to 48%). The opposition is mainly due to women. While men support confirmation by 7 points, women oppose it by 19 points.
The public also believes Dr. Ford over Kavanaugh by 12 points, gives Dr. Ford a favorable rating by 9 points, and rates Kavanaugh unfavorably by 11 points.
By being determined to push through the Kavanaugh confirmation, the Senate Republicans are playing with fire.