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0713, 04 Sep 18

Kavanaugh Hearing Begins


As his confirmation hearings begin, an ABC News/Washington Post poll finds the public evenly divided on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court – among the lowest support levels for a high court nominee in polling back to 1987.

Six in 10 Americans also say Kavanaugh should publicly state his position on abortion before being confirmed. And there’s a substantial shift from 2005 in views on how the court should deal with abortion access – fewer say it should make it harder to get an abortion, more say the court should make it easier.

Thirty-eight percent of Americans say Kavanaugh should be confirmed, 39 percent not, with the rest undecided in this poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates. Only two nominees have had weaker public support: Harriet Miers, who withdrew her nomination, in 2005; and Robert Bork, rejected by the Senate in 1987.

The lefty media seems to be in high frenzy about this. I would point out that I highly doubt that 6 in 10 Americans could name 2 things on Kavanaugh’s resume that qualifies him, or disqualifies him, from sitting on the Supreme Court. The reason that this process is set up the way it is and the Justices have lifetime appointments is precisely to insulate them from the whims of public opinion. If we are going to start listening to polls when appointing SCOTUS justices, then we should just make them elected positions like in Wisconsin.

Hopefully the Senate will ignore the manufactured wails from the media and get this done in a professional and efficient manner.


0713, 04 September 2018


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    I don’t understand the rampant liberal racism to usher a disproportionate amount of black babies to the gas chambers?

    What is up with all this awful, overt, liberal racism on this issue?

    It’s sickening.

  2. jjf

    Or your blinders could be too tight, you can’t understand what “racism” means to the rest of the human, and you only want to reinforce your own beliefs?

  3. MjM

    Langer Research Associates (Gary Langer) is a lefty outfit that does polling for ABC, ESPN, Washington Post, and other liberal orgs.  They actually came up with poll results that showed ESPN had no leftwinginess.   In 2016 ABC reported a 10% Clinton lead based on polling by Langer,  which included 24% Republicans and 36% Democrats.

    This particular Kavanaugh ‘poll’, like most Langer does,  is what is called a “media poll”.   It is not in anyway a research poll.

    IOW,  ignore.

  4. Kevin Scheunemann


    Or you are just blind to the awful liberal racism.

  5. jjf

    They must be classist, too, because they’re forcing rich women to seek abortions more so than poor women.

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