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NBC News/WSJ Poll: Voters Remain 'Polarized' Over Kavanaugh

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By    |   Monday, 22 October 2018 12:29 PM

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh remains a controversial figure among voters, who remain divided on the judge in the latest poll from NBC News and The Wall Street Journal.

Kavanaugh is more disliked than liked, but more voters favor his confirmation than oppose it.

  • Negative view: 40 percent.
  • Positive view: 34 percent.
  • Favor confirmation: 40 percent.
  • Oppose confirmation: 36 percent.
  • Need more information: 21 percent.

The poll also found that voters are largely divided among partisan lines. The vast majority of Republicans favor his confirmation, while most Democrats disagree.

  • Republicans who favor confirmation: 80 percent.
  • Republicans who oppose confirmation: 6 percent.
  • Democrats who favor confirmation: 7 percent.
  • Democrats who oppose confirmation: 66 percent.

Women were more likely to hold a negative view of Kavanaugh, while men and white people in general were more favorable towards the judge. Women were also much more likely to think that women will be less likely to come forward about sexual assault following Kavanaugh’s confirmation, while most men think it will have little influence.

The poll was conducted by Hart Research Associates and Public Opinion Strategies, which surveyed 900 registered voters from October 14-17, with a margin of error of +/-3.27 percentage points.

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