Saturday, September 29, 2018

Judiciary Committee of Public Opinion

The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to send the Brett Kavanaugh nomination to the floor, but Sen. Jeff Flake said he will only support it after a brief FBI investigation.

Voters in 10 competitive House battleground districts are deeply divided on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, according to a wave of new polls. But even there, his support is eroding.

With a record number who oppose Kavanaugh's nomination (50%), his support has eroded in key specific groups.

He hasn't gained anywhere.

Independents are less supportive of Kavanaugh -- 38% said he should be confirmed in August compared to 26% now -- a 12-point loss.

In comparison, the number of independents who said they don't want him confirmed rose from 36% in August to 52% in the poll released Sunday -- a 16-point gain.

That -10 point gap is a bad omen for midterm republicans.

And: Democrats, some Republican governors, and the American Bar Association urged the committee to halt the vote until an FBI investigation.

What’s next? A vote on a motion to proceed, with an agreement for the supplemental background check of not longer than one week (passed).

Trump ordered the FBI investigation.

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