Less than half still support the Supreme Court nominee.
Courtesy of the Morning Consult:
Public support for Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat has dropped to its lowest point since President Donald Trump nominated him in July, driven in large part by a sector of the president’s base: Republican women.
A new Morning Consult/Politico poll, conducted Sept. 20-23, found support for Kavanaugh’s confirmation is underwater among registered voters for the first time since his nomination, with 37 percent opposing the Senate confirming him and 34 percent supporting it.
The new finding marks a 5-percentage-point drop in net support since a poll conducted last week, after Christine Blasey Ford detailed her allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while the two were in high school, a charge he has repeatedly denied.
Kavanaugh’s net support among Republicans — the share who oppose his confirmation subtracted from those who support it — dropped 11 points, with 58 percent now in support of his confirmation and 14 percent opposed. The shift was driven by an 18-point fall in support among Republican women, with 49 percent now in favor and 15 percent in opposition.
This poll was taken before Ford was joined by two new accusers, Deborah Ramirez, and Julie Swetnick had come forward.
I would have to believe that with these new allegations that the support has not diminished even further.
My feeling is that as these numbers continue to decline that Republicans are going to be carefully weighing their support and that Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, in particular, might see this as simply too risky for their political future.
My prediction now is that Kavanaugh will not be confirmed for the job.