Generic Ballot Unchanged Since Accusations Against Kavanaugh: D+7

Just wanted to pass on a tidbit confirming that public opinion has shifted little since Dr. Christine Blasey Ford went public with accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Just prior to Ford’s interview with the Washington Post, our Generic Congressional Ballot polling showed the Democrats with an 8-point advantage among the most likely voters (49% to 41%). We will release another full week update on Saturday.

In the meantime, I just looked at the results from the first three polling days of the week. The first day’s survey was launched the night of Dr. Ford’s interview and the third day finished up around noon eastern today. Democrats now have a 7-point advantage among the most likely voters (48% to 41%).

This week’s results are based upon interviews with 1,725 “Definite” voters.

Data released last night showed little change in public opinion about Kavanaugh himself and on the question of whether he should be confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice. We will continue to monitor the potential impact of these allegations. Our current plan is to poll on the topic immediately prior to and immediately following the Judiciary Committee hearings on Monday.

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