Ahead of SCOTUS Hearing, 2 New Polls Show Plurality of Americans Want Kavanaugh Confirmed Ahead of SCOTUS Hearing, 2 New Polls Show Plurality of Americans Want Kavanaugh Confirmed – NTK Network

Ahead of SCOTUS Hearing, 2 New Polls Show Plurality of Americans Want Kavanaugh Confirmed

Politico and Gallup released polls with good news for Judge Brett Kavanaugh on the morning his four-day confirmation hearing is expected to start.

By NTK Staff | 09.04.2018 @10:00am
Ahead of SCOTUS Hearing, 2 New Polls Show Plurality of Americans Want Kavanaugh Confirmed

It’s the morning of the beginning of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s four-day confirmation hearing, and two new polls bear good news for the judge.

Politico reported Tuesday morning that 37 percent of Americans wants Kavanaugh confirmed, while only 29 percent are opposed to his confirmation.

Only 37 percent of voters say the Senate should vote to confirm Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s choice to replace former Justice Anthony Kennedy. But even fewer — roughly three-in-10, or 29 percent — say the Senate shouldn’t vote to confirm Kavanaugh. Another third, 34 percent, are undecided.

Independents support Kavanaugh by a nine-point margin (32-23).

Gallup, meanwhile, reported 40 percent of Americans want Kavanaugh confirmed and 36 percent do not.

As Senate hearings begin on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, Americans remain closely divided as to whether he should be seated on the court. Forty percent of Americans say the Senate should vote to confirm him, while 36% say it should not do so. These opinions are essentially unchanged from when President Donald Trump announced his choice of Kavanaugh in July, and they continue to be highly polarized by party.

Gallup hinted that the ratings may have more to do with Donald Trump than with the judge himself:

One factor could be Trump’s choosing a second conservative justice in two years, this one to replace a moderate justice in Kennedy. But increasing U.S. political polarization and Kavanaugh’s being nominated by an unpopular president are possibly other factors.

A third poll, from ABC News and The Washington Post, showed a narrow opposition to Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

Clearly, though, the polling momentum is in Kavanaugh’s favor as he heads into his confirmation hearing.

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