Independents disapprove of Democrats' handling of Kavanaugh nom by 28pts

7 comments, 454 views, posted 12:16 am 09/10/2018 in Politics by LordViscera
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After a blistering confirmation battle, Justice Brett Kavanaugh will take his seat for oral arguments on the U.S. Supreme Court with a skeptical public, a majority of which opposed his nomination. However, Democrats may not be able to exploit this fact in the upcoming elections as much as they hope, because the independent voters overwhelmingly disapprove of their own handling of the nomination by a 28-point margin, a new CNN/SSRS poll finds.

Overall, just 41 percent of those polled said they wanted to see Kavanaugh confirmed, compared to 51 percent who said they opposed his confirmation. In previous CNN polls dating back to Robert Bork in 1987, no nominee has been more deeply underwater.

What's interesting, however, is even though Democrats on the surface would seem to have public opinion on their side, just 36 percent approved of how they handled the nomination, compared to 56 percent who disapproved. (Republicans were at 55 percent disapproval and 35 percent approval). A further breakdown finds that 58 percent of independents disapproved of the way the Democrats handled the nomination — compared to 30 percent who approved. (Independents also disapproved of Republicans handling of the matter, but by a narrower 53 percent to 32 percent margin).

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2:02 am 09/10/2018


Honestly, Kavinaugh's testimony after Ford's didn't sit well with me. I went back and saw him composed, articulate, fair, and well mannered throughout the rest of the testimony, and even though I have been in a situation were I was unfairly accused and arrested of doing something in a situation where I had to prove my innocence or have much of my life as a Scouter ruined and during the most stressful parts of that time know I acted with bursts of outrage at the sheer magnitude of the unfairness, it didn't sit well with me.

But at the same time the whole Ford thing was preposterous from the start and that's on the Dems.

3:47 am 09/10/2018


You know the Democrats know they blew it because they keep making asinine and false claims of what he will supposedly do as if he can overrule the other 8 Justices or something

they will keep trying to milk this until the midterms or Trump does something to piss them off more, likely right after we get more good news on the economy or employment

4:42 am 09/10/2018


what these idiots don't even understand is that even if the HoR is won and they impeach him (although his crimes have to come after he is in office) the Senate decides if he is removed, just like Clinton

2:22 pm 09/10/2018


I like how it was handled slightly less than how Garland was handled.

7:39 am 10/10/2018


so in your mind it's equally unjust to deny a hearing due to procedural rules which is allowed btw, vs manufacturing ludicrous and salacious innuendos that hurt and punished people who had nothing to do with this? (The family)

2:17 pm 10/10/2018


You and I both the inaction on Garland was political bullshit. Garland had the respect of both sides, but they didn't want someone fair, just or independent in thought nominated by a...Obama.

5:32 am 11/10/2018


the reason we all know but the left won't admit. They can't win the popular votes to get their actions through legislatively, so they put people on courts who will do that through interpretation of the laws. All you need for that in regards to proof is when Senator Merkley filed an injunction to stop the vote of the Senate on the Kavanaugh case So instead of following the rules, they decide to try to petition a court to stop what the constitution has outlined as the role of the Senate. Sound familiar? Petitioning courts to stop the president from restricting immigration, when it's clearly in his powers to do so? But it's an issue they don't like so instead of trying to change it legislatively, they do an end around.

Merkley Tries To Get Injunction To Stop Kav Vote

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