Fifty-four percent (54%) of voters nationwide believe it’s at least somewhat likely that both Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh told the truth in their appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. A ScottRasmussen. com national survey found that 46% believe it is unlikely as they “know it and remember it.”
We asked the question in two different ways using a split sample research approach and both questions delivered similar results. Fifty-two percent (52%) believe it is possible both are telling the truth.
In exploring the crosstabs of both questions, urban voters seemed most likely to believe that both could be telling the truth. Rural voters were the least likely to hold that belief with suburban voters in the middle (see question wording and crosstab results). We will ask the same split-sample questions of voters for another night or two to enable a more detailed demographic analysis.
The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted October 1-2, 2018 for ScottRasmussen.com by HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
Among all voters, Kavanaugh is viewed favorably by 36% of voters and unfavorably by 42%. Ford is viewed favorably by 36% and unfavorably by 29%. Among those following the story closely, daily tracking shows that opinions remain evenly divided about Kavanaugh personally and whether or not he should be confirmed.
There is a growing gender gap on questions about Kavanaugh. However, the partisan gap remains much wider than the gender gap. Republican women continue to overwhelmingly support Kavanaugh.
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