The Republican theory that Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court will help them in the upcoming midterm elections took another hit on Monday as new polling shows just the opposite is true.
According to CNN, female opposition to the Republican push to confirm Kavanaugh shot up by double digits since last month, from 42 percent to 55 percent.
The complete breakdown of CNN’s survey shows how Kavanaugh’s unpopularity has surged among all groups – except, of course, for self-identified Republicans.
Americans overall also believe Kavanaugh’s accusers over him: “All told, 52% of Americans say they believe the women accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct over the judge’s denials of those accusations (38% said they believed him more than the women),” CNN reported.
MSNBC’s Ari Melber discussed the GOP problem with women voters on Monday and explained how the Kavanaugh confirmation has only energized them more with less than a month until the midterms.
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‘The Beat’ host said:
Female voters in battleground House races – they prefer Democrats, and that trend … has been accelerating all the way since 2016. The blue line, rising for Dems. The red line dropping for Rs. More women basically walking away from the Republican party. Kavanaugh’s confirmation also has the organized women groups focusing energy on efforts to promote more Democratic candidates in targeted midterm races and that’s happening. A record number of women are running and winning in the House and Senate primaries that we’ve been tracking that have already occurred this year.
Trump’s support from women is also sinking fast
Another troubling sign for Trump and Republicans is that the president’s approval rating among women is deep in the cellar following the Kavanaugh fiasco.
According to CNN, a stunning 62 percent of women do not believe Trump is doing a good job as president. Only 31 percent approve of his performance. If Trump doesn’t turn that number around, it’s hard to imagine a scenario in which he can win a national election in 2020.
Trump approval rating by gender via @CNN –>
Men: 51% approve, 43% disapprove
Women: 31% approve, 62% disapprove
— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) October 8, 2018
At the end of the day, Trump and his Republican allies in the Senate might still be exchanging high-fives over Kavanaugh’s confirmation, but it could prove to be a nightmare for them in the midterm elections.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.