A majority of Americans (60 percent) support Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court if the FBI finds no other evidence to corroborate Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation that he sexually assaulted her at a drunken high school party in the early 1980s, a new Harvard CAP / Harris Poll finds.
An overwhelming majority of those surveyed (75 percent) say Sen. Dianne Feinstein should’ve turned over the letter from Ford outlining the accusation against Kavanaugh to the Senate Judiciary Committee when she received it in July, rather than waiting until after Kavanaugh’s hearing. Sixty-nine percent of those surveyed thought Kavanaugh’s confirmation process has been a “national disgrace.”
A new poll conducted in North Dakota, where Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is embattled in a competitive bid for reelection, found that a majority of voters (56 percent) think Kavanaugh should be confirmed while only 26 percent think he should not be. A majority of women in North Dakota thought Kavanaugh’s testimony before the committee last Thursday was more believable than Ford’s, by a 16-point margin.
A new poll found that among voters in West Virginia, where Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin is also fighting to keep his seat in the Senate, 58 percent think Kavanaugh should be confirmed.