A multitude of voters wants Supreme Court nominee justice Brett Kavanaugh to be confirmed, including “one in five Democrats,” according to a poll released Wednesday, according to the Washington Times:
“A plurality of voters supports the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, including nearly one in five Democrats, according to a poll released Wednesday.
“The new Morning Consult/POLITICO survey found that 40 percent of voters want the Senate to confirm Judge Kavanaugh, while 28 percent don’t want him confirmed.
“The breakdown falls largely along partisan lines; 71 percent of Republicans favor Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation, while only 17 percent of Democrats say the same.
“Judge Kavanaugh is meeting Wednesday with Sen. Mike Lee, Utah Republican and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He has met with more than 15 GOP senators as Republicans look to schedule a confirmation hearing in late August.
“The survey was conducted July 13-14 among 1,991 voters.
“Nearly half of those polled, 48 percent, say senators should vote based on the nominee’s qualifications, while 32 percent say they should vote based on a nominee’s own political and social stances.”
We would have guessed 0 in 5 Democrats want to see Kavanaugh confirmed by the way their leaders talk about him being the devil incarnate.
This statistic is ridiculous; the Senate should be voting based on qualifications, not based on the nominee’s political stance. We need justices on the bench who know that they are there to vote along their interpretation of the constitution, not their political stance. As the Washington Times sums up:
“In the survey, 57 percent of Democrats and 43 percent of Republicans say Supreme Court justices should uphold past decisions regardless of their personal opinions.”