Forty-eight percent of Americans, when asked whom they most believe, chose Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, while 41 percent picked Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released on Monday.
However, 49 percent say Kavanaugh “is the target of a politically motivated smear campaign” over the sexual misconduct allegations, while 45 percent say he is not.
The survey also showed that 48 percent are against the Senate confirming Kavanaugh, while 42 percent back him.
This shows a rise in those opposing his confirmation since the last poll, when 42 percent opposed and 41 percent wanted him on the Supreme Court.
Other results from the poll indicate:
- Independents, who supported Kavanaugh 45 percent to 39 percent in the last survey on September 10, now oppose his confirmation 49 percent to 39 percent.
- Women oppose confirmation 55 percent to 37 percent, while men support it 49 percent to 40 percent.
- Among whites, 51 percent want him confirmed, while 40 percent do not. Blacks are 81 percent to 11 percent opposed and Hispanics are 65 percent to 30 percent against his confirmation.
- Americans support 68 percent to 28 percent reopening the FBI background check into Kavanaugh.
- Forty-six percent say Kavanaugh is honest, while 43 percent say he is not. Fifty-nine percent said that Blasey Ford is honest, while 25 percent say she is not.
- Voters disapprove of how those involved are handling the accusations, with 56 percent to 33 percent disapproving of the Republicans, 52 percent to 38 percent of the Democrats and 49 percent to 42 percent of how President Donald Trump is handling the matter.
The poll surveyed 1,111 voters from September 27-30 with a margin of error of +/- 3.7 percentage points.
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