Poll: With LACK of corroboration for allegations, support for Kavanaugh confirmation high

Poll: With LACK of corroboration for allegations, support for Kavanaugh confirmation high
Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh (Image via Twitter)

[Ed. – The point here is one that hasn’t been brought out since the poll results debuted on Tuesday. The poll has responses that don’t consider the corroboration question, and then responses with “lack of corroboration” added. When “lack of corroboration” comes into it, support for confirmation soars.  Emphasis in original.]

Democratic pollster Mark Penn … notes that as things stand right now, Americans tip slightly against Kavanaugh’s confirmation — but absent any strong corroboration of the charges against the nominee, a substantial majority would like to see him approved (via HotAir and The Hill):

If the FBI finds no corroboration of the charges, 60 percent believe that Kavanaugh should then be confirmed, according to a weekend Harvard CAPS/Harris poll… In terms of the overall needle, after the testimony was heard, 37 percent say confirm the nomination, 44 percent say reject it, and 18 percent remain undecided, with Democrats going one way and Republicans the other. But once the voters are told that the named witnesses deny any knowledge of the allegation, this shifts to 57 percent who favor confirmation — and that goes up to 60 percent, if the FBI agrees there is no corroboration.

So a supermajority of independents, and nearly half of Republicans, favor the truncated and expedited FBI probe.

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