By The Blaze. A stunning new poll asking Americans what they thought about how Brett Kavanaugh was treated in the confirmation process has a stunning result for Democrats. . .
Among the crucial election demographic of independents, Democrats are underwater by a 28 percentage point margin.
While 30 percent of independents approved of how Democrats handled the nomination, a whopping 58 percent said they disapproved.
The CNN/SSRS poll was released Monday just head of Kavanaugh being sworn in to the Supreme Court.
Independents are key indicators of elections because while those identified with either party generally vote according to their identification, independents are seen as swing votes that can decided an election. (Read more from “New Poll Shows What Americans Thought of Democrats Smearing Kavanaugh, and It’s Stunning” HERE)
Independents Disapprove of Democrats’ Handling of the Brett Kavanaugh Nomination by a 28-Point Margin
By The Washington Examiner. 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). (Read more from “Independents Disapprove of Democrats’ Handling of the Brett Kavanaugh Nomination by a 28-Point Margin” HERE)