Gained 8 points from independents.
I googled “Kavanaugh Poll” this morning and came across articles declaring that polls show Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh has low support from women & the public overall and is one of the most unpopular picks in a decade.
These articles came out about 19 hours ago yet a Quinnipiac University Poll from August 15 showed Kavanaugh gaining public support, mainly with independents and women almost evenly split.
Here’s what showed up in my Google search:
Here is the August 15 Quinnipiac poll:
In Quinnipiac’s July 25 poll, only 36% of the independents said they wanted the Senate to confirm Kavanaugh. That poll only had Kavanaugh in the yes column by 1 point, 40% to 41%.
Despite what the polls say, I doubt the Democrats can stop Kavanaugh’s confirmation because they need two Republicans to vote no and so far no one has voiced opposition to him.
Due to Kavanaugh’s previous rulings on the 4th amendment, I thought for sure Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) would oppose the nominee since he has done filibusters to preach against violations of the amendment.
On July 30, Paul said he supports Kavanaugh. From The Hill:
“After meeting Judge Kavanaugh and reviewing his record, I have decided to support his nomination,” Paul said in a statement.
He added that while no one will “ever completely agree with a nominee,” they “must be judged on the totality of their views, character, and opinions.”
“I have expressed my concern over Judge Kavanaugh’s record on warrantless bulk collection of data and how that might apply to very important privacy cases before the Supreme Court,” Paul said on Monday.
He added he hoped Kavanaugh would be “more open” to protections on digital records and property in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that found, in most cases, law enforcement has to obtain a warrant in order to search and seize long-term cell phone records that would show a person’s location.
“Of course, my vote is not a single-issue vote, and much of my reading and conversation has been in trying to figure out exactly how good Judge Kavanaugh will be on other issues before the Court,” Paul added.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) are two moderates that may vote against Kavanaugh, but they likely will not say anything before the confirmation hearings.DONATE
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