An unprecedented number of Americans oppose Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, according to a new USA Today/Ipsos Public Affairs Poll.
In the wake of the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh, only three-in-ten surveyed said they want the Senate to approve his nomination.
- 40 percent say Senate shouldn’t confirm
- 31 percent say Senate should confirm
- 45 percent think he will be confirmed
- 11 percent think he won’t be confirmed
"With the battle over the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court being charged by sexual assault accusations and at the almost one-year anniversary of the start of #MeToo, you’d think that America would be split by gender on this,” Cliff Young, president of Ipsos, said in a statement. “And we are, but our new poll shows that more than gender, party is the main driver of people’s point of view about this fight, another sign of our highly tribal times."
Women are more likely to believe Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, and are much more likely to oppose his confirmation than men.
- 35 percent of women believe Ford
- 21 percent of women believe Kavanaugh
- 28 percent of men believe Ford
- 37 percent of men believe Kavanaugh
- 43 percent of women oppose confirmation
- 23 percent of women support confirmation
- 40 percent of men support confirmation
- 36 percent of men oppose confirmation
The survey was conducted online with 1,008 adult participants from Sept. 19-20, with a credibility interval of 3.5 points.
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