- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The nation is paying close attention to the ongoing controversy surrounding the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

A new Rasmussen Reports survey released Tuesday finds that most voters now agree that the process has turned shameful — including a surprising number of Democrats.

“An angry Brett Kavanaugh told the Senate Judiciary Committee late last week: ‘This confirmation process has become a national disgrace. The Constitution gives the Senate an important role in the confirmation process, but you have replaced advise and consent with search and destroy,’” the Rasmussen analysis says.

The poll found that 56 percent of all likely U.S. voters agree with the U.S. Supreme Court nominee’s statement. Thirty percent disagree, while 14 percent are undecided

“In addition, 77 percent of Republicans and 51 percent of voters not affiliated with either major party agree that Kavanaugh’s confirmation process has become a national disgrace,” the pollster said. “Even among Democrats, whose senators have been leading the charge against the nominee, 40 percent agree with Kavanaugh’s statement, and only slightly more (43 percent) disagree.”

The poll of 1,000 likely U.S. voters was conducted Oct. 1-2.

• Jennifer Harper can be reached at jharper@washingtontimes.com.

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