[Ed. – The danger not only of trying a case in the court of public opinion but subscribing to the notion of guilty until proven innocent.]
More American voters now oppose Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination [sic: confirmation] to the Supreme Court than support it, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Thursday.
The poll, which was conducted after Christine Blasey Ford accused the nominee of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s, found that 38 percent of registered voters oppose his nomination, compared with 34 percent who support it, just beyond the margin of error of +/- 3.3 percent.
Kavanaugh has strongly denied the allegation.
It is the first time in the history of the poll, which dates back to John Roberts’ nomination in 2005, that a Supreme Court nominee has been underwater regarding the support for confirmation, according to the NBC report.
The results reflect a downward trend in Kavanaugh’s support. The poll found that voters supported his nomination by 32-26 in July and by 33-29 in August.
Kavanaugh has lost notable backing from women over 50, suburban women, independents and seniors, according to the poll.