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Poll: Majority Of North Dakota Women, Independents Support Kavanaugh


Fifty percent of women and fifty-one percent of independent voters polled said they support Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.


A majority of women and independent voters in North Dakota support Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court following his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday denying Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation of sexual assault.

The Public Opinion strategies poll commissioned by the Judicial Crisis Network found that 50 percent of women surveyed supported Kavanaugh while only 29 percent opposed him. Among independents surveyed, 51 percent said they supported his nomination while only 26 percent opposed it.

When asked whose testimony they believed more — Kavanaugh or the woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her while the two were at a drunken high school party– 50 percent of women found Kavanaugh’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee to be more believable than Christine Blasey Ford’s. Among independent voters, 50 percent believed Kavanaugh more, while only 28 percent said they believed Ford.

Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is falling behind her Republican opponent, Kevin Cramer, in polls on the North Dakota race, with the Real Clear Politics poll average putting Cramer ahead by 6 points.

A new Strategic Research Associates (SRA) poll found Cramer led Heitkamp by 10 points (51 – 41 percent) among North Dakota voters and that 60 precent of voters supported Kavanaugh’s confirmation while only 27 percent opposed it.

When asked what issues nationally were most important, the voters top response was Kavanaugh’s confirmation, with 21 percent of respondent’s saying his ascension to the Supreme Court is their top priority, followed by healthcare, with 13 percent of voters saying it’s the most important political issue, and immigration, with 12 percent saying it’s most important.