New Poll Suggests Voters in 8 of 10 Red States Want Dem Senators to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh New Poll Suggests Voters in 8 of 10 Red States Want Dem Senators to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh – NTK Network

New Poll Suggests Voters in 8 of 10 Red States Want Dem Senators to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh

The poll, from Definers Public Affairs and WPA Intelligence, measured whether voters in a particular state would be more likely to support a senator who votes for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, or more likely to oppose.

By NTK Staff | 08.28.2018 @10:00am
New Poll Suggests Voters in 8 of 10 Red States Want Dem Senators to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh

A new poll out this week examines the Brett Kavanaugh nomination from a different perspective: would voters in a particular state be more willing to support their senator if he or she voted to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, or more likely to oppose their senator?

The results suggest that, in eight of 10 states, red-state Democrats would do better to support Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation than to oppose him.

Here’s how it breaks down, with each state’s red-state Democrat up for reelection in 2018 listed, too:

  • North Dakota (Heidi Heitkamp): 80 percent more likely to support if she supports Kavanaugh, 20 percent more likely to oppose
  • Montana (Jon Tester): 71 percent more likely to support if he supports Kavanaugh, 29 percent more likely to oppose
  • West Virginia (Joe Manchin): 71 percent more likely to support if he supports Kavanaugh, 29 percent more likely to oppose
  • Missouri (Claire McCaskill): 67 percent more likely to support if she supports Kavanaugh, 33 percent more likely to oppose
  • Indiana (Joe Donnelly): 64 percent more likely to support if he supports Kavanaugh, 36 percent more likely to oppose
  • Ohio (Sherrod Brown): 56 percent more likely to support if he supports Kavanaugh, 44 percent more likely to oppose
  • Michigan (Debbie Stabenow): 55 percent more likely to support if she supports Kavanaugh, 45 percent more likely to oppose
  • Florida (Bill Nelson): 51 percent more likely to support if he supports Kavanaugh, 49 percent more likely to oppose
  • Pennsylvania (Bob Casey): 47 percent more likely to support if he supports Kavanaugh, 53 percent more likely to oppose
  • Wisconsin (Tammy Baldwin): 47 percent more likely to support if she supports Kavanaugh, 53 percent more likely to oppose

Brown, Stabenow, Casey, and Baldwin have already announced they will vote no on Kavanaugh.

As one Twitter user pointed out, the results should, in particular, give two red-state Democrats who opposed Neil Gorsuch “something to think about.”

Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing begins Tuesday, September 4.

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