Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is now viewed favorably by 53% of Republicans nationwide. Just 12% have a negative view of him. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey also found that 48% of Democrats have a favorable opinion of Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ). Fifteen percent (15%) of Democrats have an unfavorable view of Booker.
Graham and Booker have played visible roles in the confirmation hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Among all voters, Graham is viewed favorably by 33% and negatively by 29%. Booker’s numbers among all voters are 29% favorable, 25% unfavorable (see question wording and crosstab results).
It is interesting to see strong support for Graham among conservatives who have long viewed the South Carolina Senator of being too moderate and too willing to work with the opposing party. However, his strong attack on the way that Democrats have handled the confirmation process won him rave reviews among many former skeptics.
Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford are each viewed favorably by 36% of voters. But Kavanaugh’s unfavorable ratings are higher. Scott Rasmussen.com has been tracking the confirmation process on a daily basis. Those following the story remain closely divided as to whether or not Kavanaugh should be confirmed (see daily tracking results).
The survey of 999 Registered Voters was conducted from September 30-October 1, 2018 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a leading research firm specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). The statistical margin of error for the full sample is +/- 3.1 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) is viewed favorably by 25% and unfavorably by 20%. She remains undecided on the Kavanaugh confirmation and her decision might prove decisive. Though she is a Republican, she earns better ratings from Democrats (35% – 17% favorable) than her own party (24% to 21% unfavorable. Those partisan numbers could flip if she ends up voting to confirm Kavanaugh.
Like most of the others in the survey, Collins’ overall numbers are little changed from immediately after the hearing.
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